It seems somehow fitting that Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s week-long US St Patrick’s Day lap of honour should start with presidential election controversy, the plight of immigrants, and outspoken comments by a man who now has nothing to lose.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017
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Sun, 01 Jan, 2017
Stephen’s Day, or to give it its proper title Stephenses….es n Day is an underrated day. (The added es is part of a great Irish tradition of adding ‘extreme possessiveness’ to certain nouns to be sure, to be sure. Another example would be Jameseses Street in Dublin.)
Mon, 26 Dec, 2016
Involvement in a major “derby” game on St Stephen’s Day used to be a novelty for Munster’s New Zealand out-half Tyler Bleyendaal. It’s high summer and off-season back home where he would normally be enjoying the beach and sunshine.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
THE banners are up along Cork city’s St Patrick’s Street for today’s St Patrick’s Day parade — and, selling agents DTZ Sherry FitzGerald have just this week managed to snake in a large ‘Sold’ sign on a high-profile building on this retail thoroughfare which bears the saint’s name.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
As he took to the stage to present his party’s €4.1bn manifesto, Fine Gael’s director of elections Brian Hayes attempted to win back voters’ wandering hearts. Noting the February 14 date, the MEP held up the 136-page document before telling the waiting audience of journalists and party colleagues: “Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope your dreams come through.”
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016