A book lent to me before the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII on September 1 was Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II. They from the North and South of Ireland and were in the British army, navy and the RAF and armies and merchant navies of the USA, Canada, Australia etc.
On the walls of the contestants locker room at the 119th U.S. Open are a handful of quotes from past U.S. Open champions printed on sepia-toned poster board along with a black-and-white headshot of the winner and meant to inspire.
A pensioner with a "heart of gold" who has a special relationship with Malta after he donated a historic Naval crest to the country is fighting for his life after being knocked down while holidaying in the resort town of Sliema.
An Irish photographer who captured the human cost of the battle for the city of Mosul in Iraq has spoken of his hope for the country and his time embedded with Iraqi forces during some of the bloodiest fighting against Islamic State (IS).
THE UN is in danger of becoming as irrelevant and ineffectual as the League of Nations that preceded it — able to condemn atrocities but not halt them. The chemical attack in Syria, most likely by government forces, is the most recent example.
THIS is such a boy’s own yarn about a seafaring adventure that it could be called Code of Honour or Men of Courage with that gusty and gutsy prose of ‘waves to the left of me, waves to the right’ but because this is a new Dermot Bolger novel it isn’t just guts and glory, there is an attentiveness to the emotional lives of all the men aboard.
IN SPACE, no one can hear you spawn. The Call of Duty series, which has always seen stratospheric sales, is finally taking to the stars. Not content with shooting at enemy troops, the series will soon be shooting into space, too.