Sean O’Riordan Private William Patrick Ryan was an unusually courageous man. Having fought and survived several bloody battles in the First World War, he then volunteered in its aftermath to exhume the dead for Christian burial, even though he could have been blown to pieces by unexploded shells.
Wed, 06 Mar, 2019
On November 1, 1995, Richard Wallace touched down at Thomond Park to score Munster's first points in European Cup competition. This Saturday at the much-changed stadium, barring a complete disaster from Johann van Graan's new charges, someone from the province will pop up and grab the 4,000th. We recall some of the landmarks in between.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2017
More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul yesterday for a rally called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup — a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
Geopolitical risks have intensified over the past month or so with Brexit, the terrorist attack in Nice, the shooting of police officers in a number of cities in the United States, the tragic shootings in Munich, and the failed military coup in Turkey.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
Thu, 14 Apr, 2016
The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian president Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with prime minister Dmitrty Medvedev – images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin’s rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015