A few weeks ago in this column I went to town on how wonderful our democracy is. I wrote lovingly of our Single Transferrable Votes and the accuracy with which they reflect our choices.
Sun, 08 Mar, 2020
Many people played a role in Henry Ford setting up the plant in his ancestral home in Cork, and one of the unsung heroes may well have been the Lord Mayor of Cork when the factory began production in 1919, William F. O’Connor.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
They will need to close the blinds and put away the breakables when Connacht sit down to review this one at the Sportsground today. It will not be pleasant viewing, least of all for a squad who pride themselves on looking inward and taking responsibility.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
Today, at lunchtime, I witnessed an elderly couple being knocked down on a footpath by a cyclist on College Road in Cork City. The woman was thrown head-long onto the roadway by the impact and would certainly have been injured or even killed but for the absence of oncoming traffic.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
DUCKLINGS go to college? The sight of a troop of ducklings streaming in line after their mother through the gates of University College Cork had a definite, sentimental charm, but I saw it not so much as an endearing picture of “adorable, fluffy little creatures” seeking knowledge, as a testament to Nature’s unfailing geography of survival.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2015