A LONG-established, family-run pub between two of Cork city’s suburban sporting heartlands, rugby at Musgrave Park and soccer at Turner’s Cross stadium, has another claim to fame – it is the closest licensed premises to the grave of Fr Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
With news that the Cork Film Festival is shy €200,000 in funding despite the €2.5m it pulls in for the local economy,wonders if arts is unwisely being pushed to one side by the incoming government
Sat, 14 May, 2016
Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys believes specialist contractors are required to rid Killarney’s National Park of the invasive rhododendron plant. About €2.8m has been spent over the past 10 years trying to curb the plant’s spread.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
ARTS Minister Heather Humphreys is reputationally dead-on-arrival. Her demise is less about dastardly deeds than the damning belief she was led by the nose. That impression was confirmed by her near incoherence when questioned by the media and her refusal to answer questions since. There is nothing so debilitating for a minister as a fool’s pardon.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2014
As any Sir Humphrey Appleby, GCB, KBE, MVO, MA (Oxon) worthy of his or her Leinster House access-all-areas pass will confirm, the best way to kill off persistent, difficult ideas is to exile them to the never-never land of consultation, to divert them up endless cul-de-sacs and, eventually, watch them drown in a quagmire of earnest, impractical reports or costings.
Thu, 15 May, 2014