Denise O’Sullivan is backing the senior Irish women’s team to become history makers. At the halfway point of qualification for Euro 2021, Ireland are in second place in Group I, after last Thursday’s 1-0 win against Greece in Tallaght maintained their unbeaten record.
Declan McBennett, RTE’s head of sport, spoke earlier this week about the national station’s coverage of last year’s Women World Cup and his sense that the tournament had proven to be a Rubicon moment for female sport around the globe.
There are many reasons why even the oldest democracies, such as the US and Britain, are increasingly riven by tribal hatreds. But when political leaders deliberately exploit these rifts and whip up hostile emotions even further, they do immense harm to the institutions that guarantee people’s freedom and safety, writes
Crisis, what crisis? Well, excuse me while I extract my tongue from the deepest recesses of my cheek but, having done so, I’m sure I’m not the only one to have noted a distinct irony in the fact that, while all hell has been breaking loose in Abbotstown, Ireland’s elite international teams are otherwise engaged in training their eyes on lands of milk and honey.
Revelations about Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine’s president are shaping up to be the most serious threat to his presidency so far, surpassing even the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference that dogged the first two years of his administration.