Patrick Leigh Fermor died five years ago this month, aged 96, and though he claimed to be part Irish, he was a man of the world, who walked from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in his teens, and who later became a great travel writer, says
In just over a week, Kevin O’Riordan concludes a journey he began on August 29. When he kicks over a point on All-Ireland club finals day in Croke Park he’ll have split the posts in each of the 1,616 clubs and 32 county grounds in the country.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has branded a €1.24bn shortfall in the costings in Fianna Fáil’s election manifesto as the party’s “black hole of Calcutta”
A new selection process, twice as many Roses, an extra night on television, and a longer festival are all reasons why this year’s Rose of Tralee will be the best yet, according to host Dáithí Ó Sé and reigning rose Elysha Brennan.