Fri, 08 Apr, 2016
One of the richest tournaments on the European Tour schedule, the $5m (€3.7m) Dunhill Links, is on this week over three outstanding links courses on the east coast of Scotland — but just three members of the 2012 European Ryder Cup team are competing.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2013
“When the game was over, Loughnane slumped to the ground in frustration, and as he thumped his hurley off the turf, one could imagine his feelings and those of the many other Clare people in the ground. It was a sad setback for a hopeful team and one that may take some time to get over”
Fri, 06 Sep, 2013
The possible entry of Gay Byrne into the race for the presidency has generated a considerable amount of attention, especially in the light of recent reports that the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has promised Mr Byrne the backing of his party, which has essentially been behind the successful candidacy of all but one of our eight presidents.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
Sat, 08 Jan, 2011
Some may argue that Irish people are more broadminded these days. They probably always were, but not enough people stood up to the clerical bullies to find out. For decades a few loudmouths were allowed to set the trends because people were afraid to buck them. Some bishops were among the worst offenders.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2009
BY 1990, there was a general consensus that the office of president was worthy but dull, and there was no sign of debate or discussion in the 1980s about the possibilities of expanding the role of the president or a sense that its profile could or should be increased.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2008
WITH the fiasco of the privatisation of Eircom behind us and talk of the privaitisation of Aer Lingus ahead, the death of one time property tycoon Patrick Gallagher and the demise of the sugar factory in Mallow are a grim reminder that we have lost the old sense of social responsibility.
Sat, 18 Mar, 2006
AT this stage the turkey looks rather like the economy — skimpy and pared to the bone. But despite the fact that we are heading into 12 months of stringency and hairshirts, it is comforting to know that some of our former ministers are well able to lead the good life and will continue to do so, courtesy of the taxpayers.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2002