Genius, we have long known, is subjective and wears many faces. Whether it’s Messi riding tackles, Steve Smith knocking another century in the Old Trafford mud, or Sinead O’Connor reminding us all what it is to be alive, when we observe it, we can lose ourselves temporarily, unprepared for what we have just witnessed.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
Glass from the Twin Towers and a rivet of 9/11 steel from the World Trade Center were donated to the Medal of Honour Exhibition in Kinsale, Co Cork over the weekend with 35 members of the New York Fire Department travelling over to the town for the ceremony.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
President Donald Trump, leading his first commemoration of the 9/11 anniversary, has said "the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief" for each of the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day 16 years ago.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
He spared no thought for his safety during 9/11 and its harrowing aftermath, a recovery effort which cost him his eyesight, but taking part in the Blind US Open Golf Championship was a whole different story for former Irish cop Paul McCormack
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016
The horror that unfolded off the Old Head of Kinsale as the Lusitania began to sink after being crippled by a German torpedo can only be compared in the history of this century with what happened in New York on 9/11 when two passenger jets were flown into the Twin Towers in a terorist attack that shocked the world, writes Ray Ryan.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
An Irish 9/11 survivor, whose sister and niece were on one of the hijacked planes that was flown into the World Trade Centre, has said he will find it too "painful" to visit a new museum in New York dedicated to the victims of the infamous terrorist attacks.
Mon, 19 May, 2014
Elusive British street artist Banksy, nearing the end of a month-long New York City residency, has launched a scathing attack on the new World Trade Center, calling it “a betrayal”, a “non-event”, and a design that “clearly proclaims the terrorists have won”.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2013
Opening early in 1865, as the American Civil War is entering its endgame, Lincoln (12A) offers a detailed account of how recently re-elected president Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) rammed the 13th constitutional amendment — the emancipation of the slaves — through Congress.
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013
There’s a whole range of movies, books and cultural artefacts dedicated to exploring the impact of the 9/11 tragedy, but Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12A) is less interested in the event and more concerned with its consequences, and particularly the way in which the destruction of the Twin Towers had such a positive effect on New York itself.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2012
THE findings of the Historical Enquiries Team in the North into the murders of three members of the Miami Showband carried out by the UVF in 1975 is a step along the path to justice and closure for those killed and bereaved (Spectre of collusion in Miami Showband killings, December 15).
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011