A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
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A couple from Cork are among about 40 Irish tourists trapped under Martial Law in Peru as the country deals with the Covid-19 crisis.
Fri, 20 Mar, 2020
The airline will cut its flying capacity by at least 75% in April and May.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
China have also penciled in a trip to Belfast for a four-game series against Ireland in April.
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020
There is no doubt our climate is changing and while weather shouldn’t be confused with climate the fires in Australia have focused a lot of minds.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
Whether Qatar Airways further increases its stake in Aer Lingus and British Airways owner IAG will fully depend on the outcome of UK and EU Brexit trade talks, according to a leading aviation analyst.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020
Bestselling author Isabel Allende talks toabout life, grief, and why it’s never too late to fall in love
Sat, 25 Jan, 2020
Ireland ranks third-highest in the EU for young adults still living with their parents with many young Irish adults increasingly relying on financial support from their families to buy a home.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2019
Combined impacts of sea-level rise, intensification of maritime transport, depletion of coastal ecosystems and deep-sea mining are the theme of a new exhibition planned for the Italian city of Venice which aims to change the dialogue about ocean environments.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2019
Following South Africa’s deserved Rugby World Cup victory I felt it was about time that I featured some of their wines.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from Hampton, Virginia after almost three months campaigning in the United States.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019
The 2019 European harvest is mostly picked by now and reports are mixed but positive.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
Fund managers are ignoring this year’s rally in equity and credit markets and are hiding in cash amid concerns about the state of the global economy, the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey shows.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
A couple of weeks back I reported that French wine sales had dropped further in the last year. They now rank behind Spain, Australia and Chile.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
A few years ago on a visit to Chile I went for a swim in the Pacific Ocean at 7pm on a warm evening in mid-December, it was a little bracing but also blissfully refreshing.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2019
The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children has lodged an appeal in Australia's highest court against his convictions for molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
Mark English and Ciara Mageean will spearhead the home interest at tonight’s Morton Games and, with a little over five weeks until the World Championships, it’s a key chance for them against international rivals.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2019
Javier Cercas’s new novel, ‘Lord of All the Dead’, is as preoccupied with the Spanish Civil War, the nature of heroism, and the distortions of history as his most famous, ‘Soldiers of Salamis’, says.
Sun, 21 Jul, 2019
Lionel Messi was controversially sent off as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win the Copa America third-place play-off in Sao Paulo.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
More than 500 species of plants have disappeared in the past 250 years - more than twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians recorded as extinct, according to a new study.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
Metallica's first Irish show in a decade kicks off this evening at Slane with an estimated 75,000 fans expected to attend.
Sat, 08 Jun, 2019
Ireland is reaching targets in relation to available water, economic productivity and carbon emissions coming up to 2030 but falls down when it comes to areas like smoking and access to education, according to a major report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Mon, 20 May, 2019
When the Soviet writer Solzhenitsyn was in the gulag, he used to sew bread rations into his mattress, so that if the guards withheld his food, he wouldn’t die.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
Last week’s gorgeous weather got me thinking about rosé and the ripe fruity wines of the sunny South of France.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
Minister for Marine Michael Creed has discontinued a licence held by Norwegian multinational Mowi for a fish farm in Co Kerry.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
Precious bumblebees have been on the wing since January, perhaps courtesy of climate change.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
This week I’m focusing on Garnacha/Grenache, arguably the most important grape in France and Spain yet also a grape that is less known than it should be given that it only occasionally appears on wine labels.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2019
As I write the US is organising the groundwork for a coup in Venezuela. Things are progressing along a tried and tested plan which was used in Chile in 1973 and recently in Ukraine.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
The exceedingly swish Castlewood House team up with town neighbours Dingle Cookery Schooland photographer Monika Coghlan of Pepperazzi for a Food Styling & Photography weekend with a workshop including cookery demo and lunch from DCS proprietor and all-round force of nature Mark Murphy at the school, a craft brewery tour at Dick Mac’s pub as well as Sunday lunch from The Little Cheese Shop.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2019
Pope Francis has said fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the US-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
The Irish women’s hockey team captured the imagination of the public with their run to the World Cup final in London. Gillian Pinder, the penalty hero in their semi-final win over Spain — provides the definitive inside story of the team of the year. She spoke with.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2018
In Dublin teachers at the English language school Grafton College have occupied the building.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2018
As I write this the weather has turned remarkably mild so I’ve abandoned my original topic of winter warming wines in favour of good value wines suitable for parties — parties can happen in good and bad weather after all. Christmas seems to start earlier and get more expensive every year so in the coming weeks I’ll try to keep value as much in mind as much as quality.
Sat, 24 Nov, 2018
Aer Lingus has not ruled out expanding in Cork and Shannon as it plans a huge growth spurt across the Atlantic in the next five years, but Dublin appears likely to receive the lion’s share of the airline’s investment.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
This week, a focus on Chile which is rather overdue given that Chile now holds 27% of the Irish wine market (and growing).
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
A dip into South America this week following tastings with two producers. Garzon is a fairly new project (2008) on the east coast of Uraguay with flying winemaker Alberto Antonini in charge of winemaking while La Celia in the Uco Valley in Mendoza was founded 125 years ago.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2018
Oxfam has called for swifter action against tax avoidance by multinationals after its research showed pharmaceutical firms used Irish tax law to reduce the amount of corporation tax they paid — to zero in one case.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
The opening ceremony for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) took place last night in Tryon, North Carolina and the first of thirteen days of action gets underway today. Endurance, Reining and Dressage are the disciplines kicking things off and Ireland is represented in all three.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2018
Peter Dowdall talks to top garden designer Paul Martin about his latest accolade — a gold medal at Singapore.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2018
A former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent US cardinal for five years before accepting his resignation last month and he called on the pontiff to resign.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
Who is in charge of the Catholic Church? asks .
Fri, 24 Aug, 2018
International group BishopAccountability.org has published a list of more than 70 clergy from across Ireland who have been convicted of abuse, or who were named in the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne reports as having faced abuse allegations.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2018
This Garinish at Glengarriff Co Cork, is one of four to share the name in the country.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2018
Dublin garden designer Alan Rudden has done Ireland and Chile proud with his gold-medal success at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Tue, 03 Jul, 2018