THE build-up to Halloween seems to be starting earlier each year and bats, more than any other animal, have come to symbolise this ancient pagan festival. Bats are being used to create a creepy, macabre, and ghostly atmosphere. Be not afraid, however. It’s mostly mythology.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
A CONVICTED loyalist terrorist, who is testifying for the British state in one of the North’s largest ever paramilitary trials, has admitted to being a life-long alcoholic with a drugs habit who fled the region with money stolen from his parents.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
THEY come from far and wide to a dark, ghoulish, bloodstained corner of south Tipperary at this time of year, to a pub where the customer is as likely to be greeted by a skeleton as a waitress, and where the reputation goes beyond mere food and drink.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2008
IN THEORY, after the past week or so, Brian Lenihan should be in a corner, wearing a dunce’s cap. But Brian Lenihan may have a touch of Bertie’s Teflon, because, for some reason, he hasn’t attracted the worst of the odium.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2008