It was Thursday when the Regional Health Agency in the far north of France confirmed the first case of coronavirus in that neck of the woods, a student in the Regional Centre for Circus Arts having tested positive after arriving back in the region from Italy.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
A humid Saturday morning and clearly it is moving day in Lourdes. Dozens of buses clog the narrow streets of the town in the Pyrenees, hazard lights on as people are wheeled or carried from their hotels, others moving with a pep in their step as if the visit to the Marian shrine has uplifted them.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018
A former Irish captain, who demanded high standards and wasn’t content for things to be run in a haphazard fashion — Roy Keane wasn’t the only panellist to fit this description at the Bord Gáis Energy ‘Winning in Business’ forum.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
Dressage rider Judy Reynolds is breaking new ground this weekend as the first Irish rider to line out in a World Cup final and her aim is to replicate the performances that have seen her greatly improve Ireland’s reputation in the sport.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
Many Munster fans were shocked when James Coughlan, one of the most admired and respected players in the squad for the previous decade or so, looked to be released from the final year of his contract to sample life in Pau, France, with his wife and family.
Thu, 02 Oct, 2014
THEIRS is a name synonymous with French rugby. Formed as a sporting club of many different disciplines for the Parisian elite in 1882, Racing Club de France, alongside Stade Francais, dominated the early years of the French Championship before disappearing — like Stade — for the bones of a century until the emergence of the bow-tie wearing and champagne guzzling side of Franck Mesnel, Eric Blanc and Jean-Baptiste Lafond in the late ’80s.
Mon, 08 Oct, 2012