An elderly widow from Wilkinstown in Co, Meath says she would be lost without regular visits and phone calls from a volunteer who has been checking in on her in the midst of this frightening pandemic that is terrifying elderly people in communities across the county.
The youngest in a family must expect ghosts, writesMoling Morrissey sits looking at a photograph of six brothers, lined up and arrayed in hurling jerseys. Pat… John… Eddie… Mick… Himself… Luke… Himself… The only one left.
Bus and rail workers have voted unanimously to walk off the job in the face of escalating antisocial behaviour all over the country. At the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) biennial conference in Cork, workers reported that robberies, threats, assaults and racist abuse are happening on an almost daily basis.
The Government is being urged to keep its nerve and roll out its spending plans on roads, public transport, businesses, and education, to meet the threats of Brexit, trade wars, and the reforms of global tax regimes (which could undermine the country’s corporation tax).
Dublin were the standout side in tonight’s round of Leinster minor championship games as they easily brushed aside the challenge of Wexford at Enniscorthy, despite losing wing forward Ryan O’Dwyer to a red card after just 12 minutes of play.
Donal O’Rourke will forever be remembered as the manager who oversaw Waterford’s first win in the All-Ireland senior camogie championship, but the Cappoquin man deflected all praise towards his players.
The directors of a popular Cork city gym which ceased trading suddenly last week, leaving members out of pocket, had “a reasonable expectation” that it would continue to trade “for the foreseeable future”, according to accounts signed off in February.