We are living in a polling vortex. Everything is polled. From opinions on VAR to the ‘Great Jamie Heaslip Podcast Plebiscite’ debacle, we have tested and tasted so much that instead of just cooking a family dinner, it’s best to create a twitter poll, socialise it, and wait an hour before going to the shops. The adage “if everything is important, nothing is” now applies to polling; if everything is worth polling, maybe nothing should be.
Last Tuesday night, Cork hurling seemed to have turned a corner. Evan Sheehan’s injury-time goal against Tipperary looked to have won the Munster U20 championship, only for Jake Morris to rescue the Premier County with a terrific goal at the other end moments later.
Around 45 minutes from throw-in time, with the sense of anticipation building in Kingspan Breffni Park ahead of Donegal’s semi-final win over Tyrone, a familiar figure was calmly stepping out distances between the cones he was setting down and the poles he was plopping in.
Naomh Colmcille will go before the Donegal Hearings Committee tonight for having a fundraising soccer competition on their grounds for a club member who has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.
The president of the High Court has welcomed news that an "unacceptable" arrangement under which a vulnerable intellectually disabled youth was living in B&B premises and making a five-hour round trip to school daily has been replaced by a more suitable arrangement.
A “totally substandard” arrangement under which a vulnerable intellectually disabled adolescent is being accommodated in a Bed & Breakfast and makes a five-hour round trip daily to school cannot continue, the president of the High Court has said.