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.
RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary will be at the Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering in Waterville, Co Kerry, over the next few days. Originally from Borris, Co Carlow, Olivia also presents The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1 and does a radio column every Tuesday for the Drivetime programme.
President Donald Trump has delivered a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, telling him the weapons he is acquiring "are not making you safer. They are putting your regime in grave danger."
Dylan Quinn is a dancer and choreographer from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, and is about to tour with the Firkin Crane’s Dx2, a double bill of contemporary dance duets. Venues include Firkin Crane, Cork, on November 18; and Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, on November 22. Details at www.firkincrane.ie
White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman today, accusing her of politicising what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.
Iarla Ó Lionáird is from Cúil Aodha, Co Cork, and is vocalist with The Gloaming. He is currently preparing for a performance at Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry next Friday, where he will appear with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and others. See westcorkmusic.ie