A FEW months ago in this slot I wrote the following about Nóirín O’Sullivan: “She could well argue that her biggest problem is dumb luck. If she had been commissioner at any other time in the force’s history, she might well be considered to be doing a fine job.”
In 2010, a journalist wrote: “If I don’t write about Irish involvement in one of the most seismic events in the 20th century — the continental defeats of France and Britain in May-June, 1940 — who, pray, will?”
The scheduling of controversial columnist Kevin Myers as a moderator at a talk on censorship in Limerick strikes as a “provocative, calculated” move by the organisers, a professor at the University of Limerick has said.
Castletroy fully deserved their 15-point victory over Limerick rivals St Clement’s in the Munster Schools Senior Cup at Rosbrien yesterday but if anything, it was the losing side that emerged with their reputation considerably enhanced after a serious competitive encounter.
Holders Sarsfields go into tonight’s Rebel Óg Premier 1 MHC final against Douglas in Mallow at 8.15pm (the venue last night changed from Páirc Uí Rinn due to weather conditions) with nine of the side which claimed victory after a replay against Killeagh/Ita’s last year.
Detectives in England who were searching for triple murder suspect Jed Allen will shift their attention to the circumstances of the killings after the 21-year-old was found dead following the death of his six-year-old sister, their mother and her partner.
An academic researcher who contributed significantly to the growth of the Men’s Shed movement in Australia — where it all began — has admitted to being highly impressed by the growth of the organisation in Ireland.