As July signals the start of the ritual marching season for our Orange brethren, in readiness for their huge Twelfth of July rallies, on the other side of the historic border which is convulsing this chaotic Brexit business, ye will please forgive me, for strolling down Memory Lane.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
Next Tuesday marks the origins of an American conspiracy to depict Éamon de Valera and his government as morally indifferent to the outcome of the Second World War. Historian and authorargues that false claims about neutrality have produced possibly the greatest distortion of Irish history since independence.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
Ireland was officially neutral in the Second World War but, 75 years ago today, German bombers brought the blitz to Dublin.asks if it was error or conspiracy, and shows how the incident shines a light on our young nation’s complex relationships with the Allied and Axis powers
Tue, 31 May, 2016
Colm McLoughlin, executive vice-chairman of Dubai Duty Free, has indicated that the company’s sponsorship of golf’s Irish Open has the potential to stretch far beyond the current three-year term, which is due to expire in 2018.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2016
Fota Island Resort is in the market to welcome back the Irish Open to Cork "in the not too distant future", as the city and county prepares to bid for a number of spectacular international sporting events on the back of a successful staging of the European Tour event.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2014
It’s been just over two weeks since Donegal turned the bookies odds on their head and delivered their finest display of the Jim McGuinness era, seeing off heavily-favoured Dublin with a pulsating semi-final performance that few outside the set-up saw coming.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
THE second Happy Days International Beckett Festival, devoted to Irish literary giant, Samuel Beckett, is on this week in Enniskillen. Beckett lived in the Fermanagh town during his teenage years, when he was a boarding student at Portora Royal School.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013