On Saturday, the last day but one of a holiday by boat and train from the Swiss Alps to the Moray Firth, and on to the Highlands, I sat chatting to an old friend.
Travelling by rail in Europe reminded me of what I knew, but had forgotten.
Motorists in the UK have been warned of dangerous conditions on the roads and air travellers of potential disruption as snow and ice hit large swathes of the country.
Development land just east of Cork city, at Glounthaune and near the commuter rail station, has come up for sale, described as “a prime residential development opportunity” by Frank Ryan and Seamus Costello of Cushman & Wakefield.
BRITISH TV channels have been quick off the mark in revealing some of their big shows for the autumn season. Here’s a selection:
The half acre site’s the bonus at Thornfield, a detached, squarish, dormer home of 1,500 sq ft, by the edge of Glounthaune village by Ballynaroon, and the Highlands.
Carol O’Callaghan takes to tartan as a cold winter hails from the wings.
A comprehensive refurb and upgrade has been done to this broad bungalow at 21 The Highlands.
THE Scots have spoken loud and clear, they will remain in the union but nothing will ever be quite the same again.
Scientists at odds with authorities in wanting light, less costly, unmanned UAVs to ferry goods around our skies, says Thomas Grose
A lorry driver has died and more than 130,000 homes have been left without power as gale force winds battered Scotland.
A bride broke down in tears as she told a judge how a photographer she paid to record the most special occasion of her life took the money and the pictures and ran.
More than a decade ago I was involved in a business roadshow around the country that involved a lot of overnight stays in hotels.
A number of people have been caught up in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands and three are “possibly unaccounted for”, police said.
Dublin Airport is this morning advising passengers travelling to the UK to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.
Freezing fog played havoc with travel today, with flights cancelled, roads jammed and delays on main line rail and Tube services.
Celtic 2 Helsingborgs 0
Celtic 2 Helsingborg 0 (Celtic win 4-0 on aggregate)
In Scotland, two men have been killed in a crash involving a van and a bus taking people to this weekend's RockNess music festival.
Further deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease cannot be ruled out, doctors in Scotland warned, as people from further afield fell ill.
Inverness 2 Hibernian 0
The US coastguard has called off its search for two Cork men blown from their racing yacht by waves off the California coast, saying the “window of survivability had passed”.
A woman has told a court that she was dragged from a car, had a handgun put to her head and asked did she want to live or die.
Fierce storms battered Britain today with heavy rain and winds gusting over 100mph.
A man who set the "wrong" neighbour's house on fire with a petrol bomb while young children were sleeping inside has been given a three-year suspended sentence.
THE Irish landscape, still the main attraction for the seven million plus tourists who come here each year, is just as exquisite in winter as it is in the summer peak season.
Anthony Stokes admits Celtic cannot afford any more slip-ups as they prepare to host Dunfermline in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Wednesday and aim to haul themselves back into contention in the title race.
Manager Neil Lennon has stressed the importance of Celtic fans behaving at the Scottish Premier League game against Inverness tomorrow.
Ireland 1-16 Scotland 2-8
Rangers are boosted by the return of Dorin Goian for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Inverness.
Celtic today suffered a further blow to their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title aspirations after midfielder Beram Kayal was ruled out for the rest of the season.
FT: Celtic 4 Dundee Utd 1
Anthony Stokes insists Celtic's players do not need a police pep talk ahead of the Co-operative Insurance Cup final against Rangers at Hampden on March 20.
One of Scotland’s main airports reopened today after overnight snow across many parts of the country forced its closure.
Neil Lennon blamed “slapstick defending” for his Celtic side dropping two Clydesdale Bank Premier League points at home for the second week running.
THERE’S a subtle connection between Killarney and the Scottish Highlands – both became big tourist destinations in the 19th century and both entertained Queen Victoria.
Ross County 0 Dundee United 3
Maurice Edu is Rangers’ only injury doubt for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
ANYONE thinking of building a contemporary-designed and wholly modern new house would do well to travel to Ard Chuan, the Passage West location that lives up to its name, high above a sweeping river bend in Cork harbour.
I WAS UP at the Coronation Plantation in Co Wicklow recently. For anyone who doesn’t know the area, it’s in the valley of the upper Liffey to the west of the Sally Gap and it doesn’t look in the least bit like a plantation.
Celtic manager Gordon Strachan refuses to be fazed by the latest disruption to his squad.
A tiny village looks set to be swamped by John Lennon fans following the launch of a website detailing the ex-Beatle’s childhood links with the place.
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has hailed his players for securing 10 Bank of Scotland Premier League wins on the trot – but he still wants more from the team.
Fatboy Slim is to headline a summer concert on the banks of Loch Ness, it was revealed today.
Orlando Bloom's dream of becoming the next James Bond looks set to become reality - but he'll be playing the young 007.
Media Lab Europe and Scotland's Highlands and Islands Enterprise network (HIE) have signed a two-year strategic partnership agreement following the successful completion of a 12-month pilot programme.
PASSAGE WEST sounds like an adventurous route in America's golden age of expansion, but in Ireland it is a fast-growing village/town overlooking and alongside Cork harbour.
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