When Susan Bro spoke at a memorial for her daughter, Heather Heyer, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist in Charlottesville just over a week ago, her powerful response resonated with families on this island who had lost a loved-one to bewildered extremism.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has become embroiled in a damaging row with the son of provisional IRA victim Brian Stack after insisting he received the names of four people involved in his murder from the grieving family.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to clarify who gave him the names of four senior provisional IRA members who may have been involved in the 1983 murder of prison officer Brian Stack.
A hundred years to the day that Patrick Pearse stepped on to O’Connell Street and proclaimed an Irish Republic, the GAA will hold its extravagant commemoration of the most seminal moment in modern Irish history.
The naval ship LÉ Aisling is in the bay, the Irish army will be on manoeuvres, and the strains of ‘Lonely Banna Strand’ are ringing out across Tralee Bay in one of the biggest State commemorations outside of Dublin of events associated with 1916.
I understand that a family wedding has prompted Ulster senior club football champions, Slaughtneil of Derry to request a change of date for their All Ireland semi-final fixture with Austin Stack’s, The Rock, Tralee from Saturday, February 14 to Sunday February 15.