From Arkle v Mill House to Kauto Star v Denman to Native River v Might Bite, the Cheltenham Festival has produced some epic duels down the years. It’ll be no different this week and the three showdowns below certainly won’t be for the faint-hearted, says
Ideally, any newly-opened restaurant should hit its marks from day one; surely it shortchanges customers to do otherwise? That said, I have always thought it only fair to allow a grace period for ‘bedding in’ before reviewing any new arrival. So why, oh why, am I reviewing Restaurant Chestnut on its opening night? asks.
The €45.6m purchase of the John Cleary Developments’ Capitol development in Cork city by a German pension fund “is a major confidence boost for the city” and a positive omen for new development, according to Goodbody investment analyst Colm Lauder.
Towering ambition, Munster passion and a long-proven New York track record in building skyscrapers and working on Manhattan’s ‘Ground Zero’ rebuild are behind soaring plans for an extraordinary Irish site that’s been dubbed “the key to Cork’s docklands future”.
Global 21st-century tech giant Facebook, along with Chinese firm Huawei and US cyber security company Alien Vault, are to keep company with a repolished Cork pearl, the 18th century-founded Oyster Tavern, as the line-up for the city centre’s €50m Capitol shops, office and bar development is confirmed.
THE death, yesterday at the age of 89, of Bishop Eamonn Casey, Bishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh after a long illness suffered in a Co Clare nursing home, could be an occasion to rehearse all of the hurt and outrage provoked by his deceit, hypocrisy and betrayal.
THE timing of the European Parliament decision to pass a non-binding resolution calling for visa requirements for US citizens visiting Europe in a row over America’s refusal to lift travel restrictions for citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, or Romania will not smooth Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s path to next week’s White House shamrock visit.
There is growing pressure for a public inquiry into an alleged orchestrated smear campaign and attacks by agencies of the State against Sgt Maurice McCabe, which the whistleblower says he and his family endured during an eight-year “nightmare”.