As the Dáil reconvened to enact emergency coronavirus legislation, as the first death was recorded in Northern Ireland, and as oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students were cancelled it might be all too easy to fret, to be sceptical about our capacity to overcome this threat.
To the unknowing passer-by, yesterday might have presented a similar appearance to Munster Final day as crowds streamed into Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Rather than the spectacle of a hurling or football encounter, however, the legendary venue instead hosted the PM Group’s 40th celebration of business in Cork.
The owner of the former "La Stampa" restaurant in Dublin's Dawson Street, Louis Murray, was "terrified and confused" to find a bank had appointed a receiver to sell the asset just days after he believed he had entered into an agreement for the consensual sale of the property, the High Court heard.
So near and yet so far. It was very disappointing coming so close to making it through to the next round of the European Tour Q-School, but the upshot is my professional ambitions are on hold for a year and I have an opportunity to dedicate a year to elite amateur golf.