A year before the IMF, ECB, and European Commission landed in Dublin, the GAA’s own equivalent of a troika was ready to bail out a besieged Cork County Board and its long-time secretary Frank Murphy, writes
Wed, 12 Dec, 2018
First time John ‘Tweek’ Griffin travelled to hurl for Kerry, he couldn’t believe it when players headed for the pub the night before. But over a fiercely committed 15-year career, he saw improvements, a new ambition, the melting away of some old divisions, and even a little glory. He drove much of that progress himself, making a few enemies along the way. But when he retired last year, to modest fanfare, he knew he had given the jersey all he could.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2018
Mon, 15 Aug, 2016
I’ll Drop You a Line, his habitual closing words in conversation with his authors, is Ita Daly’s story of the literary editor David Marcus and her life with him followed by the grief of his death. Here she recalls how they met.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
Managers of state-run care homes where elder abuse is discovered should be held accountable, account to a support service set up following recent revelations of abuse and poor care in state operated facilities.
Sat, 14 Feb, 2015
By his own reckoning, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín was probably the least skilful hurler to ever put on a Cork jersey — but has there been a more dedicated person to wear it? “That’s what made me survive,” he suggests. Now with his life thoughts put to paper, he’s ready to reflect, without bitterness, without rancour. Anyone looking for sly digs won’t find them here.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013