Driving home for Christmas can do strange things to strange and not-so-strange people. The mind, as Paradise Lost told us, is its own place — it can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven. The journey for some may be filled with unbridled joy and excitement, anticipating long overdue reunions. F
A hand-sewn teddy bear made from a sweatshirt, a christening gown up-cycled from an old wedding dress and a crocheted bag made out of plastic bags – these were just three of the entries to the new ICA up-cycling competition, with prizes awarded at the recent national AGM.
Following months of debate, the European Parliament voted on April 15 to adopt the Trade Secrets Directive. Following the approval of the parliament, the council should formally adopt the directive at its next sitting on May 17.
It’s a new phase of a business cycle: a surge in cycling activity in Irish cities, fuelled by schemes such as Bike to Work and bike sharing City Bikes with multiple docking stations has prompted a four-year old Cork city cycles business to relocate, and expand.
A group of catering workers at UCD are to receive an early Christmas present of €1,100 each in exchange for surrendering their perk of free Coca Cola, Mars Bars, and other ‘luxury consumables’, along with the loss of overtime at the main Belfield campus restaurant.
Coca-Cola, a top sponsor of Fifa, has called for Sepp Blatter to step down immediately as president of soccer’s governing body following a scandal involving alleged bribes and kickbacks. His departure would allow a “credible and sustainable reform process” to begin, the company said yesterday.
They’ve been pilloried by their own for Croke Park failures — often against Kerry — but turbo-charged wing back Lee Keegan feels this is a quiet, determined Mayo group who won’t get caught up in the past when there’s something so big in the present — like qualification for their third successive All-Ireland final appearance.