Damien Delaney's football journey has taken him from Cork to the Premier League and back to Cork again. And along the way, he's encountered remarkable characters and learned valuable lessons that shaped his professional career.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
John Bull has always divided opinion. To our neighbours, he came to symbolise the best of British: A jovial, chubby, but solid and honest character of rural stock. For others (ie pretty much everyone else), this representation came to be viewed in very different terms. Just how different was apparent in a New York Times piece from 1861.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
Citizens across our vexed continent will be heartened by the impending marriage in Paris of two people known until now only to the immensely wealthy and the strewn remnants of Europe’s royal dynasties: Jean-Christophe Napoleon Bonaparte and Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinnerberg.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
IT is an irony of our time that just as food has assumed five-star celebrity status in the world of entertainment, far too many people view the prospect of turning a slipper of bacon, and a head of Savoy cabbage, into a dinner much as the Spartans viewed the Persian armies advancing on the Pass of Thermopylae in 480BC.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Yeah, just stop the football for a fortnight. It’s not like we’re playing like kings or anything… An international break this early is all manner of wrong. You’re frustrated either way; good run interrupted, stew on a bad result for two weeks.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
IT IS not always possible for a prominent public figure to provide an Apologia pro Vita Sua — a defence of one’s life — in convivial surroundings and amidst the company of former colleagues, some of them well-wishers.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron said it is "obvious and indispensable" to have exchanges with US President Donald Trump as the two leaders were set to try to find common ground on security, defence and other issues.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017