THIS year — June 26 — marked the 20th anniversary of the murder of Veronica Guerin by drug criminals. Five years later, in September 2001, another journalist, Martin O’Hagan, was murdered by the Loyalist Volunteer Force. He was the only journalist to be killed in Northern Ireland’s 30 years of tit-for-tat terror, which, compared with the fate of journalists in many of the world’s conflict zones, is pretty remarkable.
Tomorrow is the deadline for applications to Going for Growth,a peer support programme which helps women grow their business. spoke to entrepreneurs, Oonagh O’Hagan, Siobhan Lawless and Marion Murphy Cooney, about what they learned on the programme
With respect to Dolan O’Hagan (‘Political point scoring does a disservice to Máiria Cahill’, October 22) nobody doubts what Derry was like in the 1980s but most of the destruction of the city and its social order was wrought by the Provos.
ALLIE HAGAN, creator of Suri’s Burn Book, a satirical blog that skewers our obsession with the offspring of celebrities, commented on the massive shift that has occurred in celebrity culture in the last 20 years in an interview with The Hairpin.
A rapidly accelerating car driven by a young man screeched across a pavement and straight into a crowd enjoying one of Southern California’s most popular boardwalks, killing one person, injuring 11 and leaving the promenade in chaos as he sped out of sight.
THE problem with dress rehearsals is that people continually fluff their lines. That’s one reason why pre-season friendlies have to be treated with a certain amount of scepticism, especially when coaches make so many changes that at one stage last night, substituted players were coming back onto the field to replace substitutes.