This World Cup serves to remind us that previous form or results counts for little. The fact that Ireland had won two of their previous encounters against New Zealand only handed Steve Hansen and his coaching staff a template to beat us when it mattered most.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
Paul Rouse is an accidental academic, but a fascination with history deepened into a passion when it merged with his love of sport. His new book, ‘The Hurlers’, charts the birth of the modern game in that first All-Ireland final 131 years ago. He marvels at what a few visionary hurling men gave the country, but can’t help think that hurling has since failed at least half that country
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018
Sat, 05 Nov, 2016
Consumerism isn’t just about buying goods and services. It has come to define the way we shape our identities and how we interact socially every day, asdiscovers in a supersized tome that traces its history.
Sat, 14 May, 2016
SINCE receiving his PhD from St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1961, David Harvey has had virtually unchallenged standing as the most insightful and innovative voice on modern Geography and social theory, and is generally considered the world’s foremost authority on the works of Karl Marx.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
When the financial crisis threatened to topple the global economy, my Russian friends took great delight in calling me from Moscow and sharing the bittersweet response that was making the rounds of a city that always laughs loudest when things go wrong: Everything Marx told us about communism was false, the gag went, but everything he told us about capitalism was true.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013
TRADITIONALLY, politicians aspire to enter cabinet so they can introduce reforms and policies that they passionately believe in. Regrettably, in Ireland, it seems to be more a case of getting bums on seats and crudely balancing books.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
PROSECUTORS played a recording yesterday in which Michael Jackson is heard discussing his plans to build a hospital for children in a rambling, slurred conversation with the doctor charged over his death roughly six weeks before the entertainer’s death.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
Prosecutors played a recording today in which Michael Jackson is heard discussing his plans to build a hospital for children in a rambling, slurred conversation with the doctor charged in connection with his death roughly six weeks before the entertainer’s death.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
HOW Karl Marx must be chuckling. He wrote the following many years ago in Das Kapital: “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take on more and more expensive debt, until their debt becomes unbearable.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2009
It may prove to be a good time to be in opposition given the economic uncertainty, broken general election promises on the part of the Government, a growing anger over political mismanagement and a sense that three terms in office has made Fianna Fáil insufferably arrogant.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2007
WORKERS around the world held May Day rallies yesterday to press for better factory conditions and higher wages, while activists in the Philippines and Belarus used the holiday to show their opposition to their governments in tense protests watched by police.
Tue, 02 May, 2006
INEVITABLY, the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising last week found both the Fianna Fáil-led Government and Sinn Féin outbidding each other to exploit the event in order to justify their contemporary political programmes.
Mon, 24 Apr, 2006