So we’re going to have an election for the office of the presidency. That’s very good news. As of now, it’s likely to be a two-candidate race, with a strong possibility of a third (maybe even a fourth) comingthrough the local authority route. That’s better.
Cliff Richard and X Factor judge Louis Walsh have offered support to the brother of singer Dana Rosemary Scallon as he threatens legal action against police and the media for their handling of sex abuse allegations.
It has been a few years since Tiernan O’Halloran did his Leaving Certificate but there must have been a real sense of “here we go again” when the Connacht full-back earned his promotion to Ireland camp for this tour to South Africa.
Johnny Logan, still the undisputed king of the Eurovision stage belted out not one but two winning songs — ‘What’s Another Year’ in 1980 and ‘Hold me Now’ in 1987. And in between those dates, he wasn’t sitting on his laurels as his composition ‘Why Me’ performed by Linda Martin in 1992 earned us another accolade thanks to the white-suited performer.
Rolling Stone magazine retracted a widely discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia after a top journalism school issued a scathing report concluding that it had failed to meet proper journalistic standards.
A video promoting Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade featuring Israeli transsexual star Dana International dancing suggestively in a synagogue in front of children has been taken offline after the parents of one of the youngsters claimed they did not provide consent to participate.