With the torrent of news last week from Washington DC and London, it was possible to miss the poignant, almost heartbreaking, cry of a man who, with his carefree youth behind him, looks down the road ahead and spies the encroaching uncertainties of middle age and, it seems, the unending agonies of a troubled world.
The IMF is in a better place to spot "financial vulnerabilities" that led to the global baking crisis over 10 years ago by monitoring businesses, and markets, and the spending by households and governments around the world, the fund has said.
Were Queen Elizabeth II to break her Scottish holiday and call a press conference on a Balmoral patio, corgis quartering the ground at her feet, to encourage Britain’s politicians to pause and very carefully consider the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, she would be dismissed as a project-fear agent, an EU collaborator and, worst of all, Remoaner.
Last Sunday was one of those days when Croke Park began to look its age. The bucket seats on the Lower Cusack Stand sat a faded shade of bluey gray and the concrete holding up any sporting edifice takes on a gloomy hue when the sky spits and coats the walls with damp.
It wasn’t quite the African safari or Caribbean escape that avid royal watchers had anticipated for Harry and Meghan’s first overseas trip as a married couple, but sure, as they say, when the sun shines in Ireland, you could be anywhere.
The cancelled Garth Brooks concerts, the 2010 Leinster SFC final, the failed 2023 Rugby World Cup bid and the protracted process to redevelop Casement Park have been cited by GAA director general Páraic Duffy as the major disappointments of his 10-year tenure.
Many times during the recent exchanges between Bob Geldof and Dublin City Council on the heated issue of sharing the Freedom of the City of Dublin with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Mr Geldof reminded us ad nauseam that he is a proud ‘Dub’.
At the age of 17, Brian Prendergast followed a long family tradition of finding a career in music through the army. He’s now the Cork-based conductor of one of the defence forces’ best bands, writes
Members of Britain’s royal family and celebrities were the first to get a glimpse of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, which features everything from a train carriage as part of a 550sq m planted-up station to a garden of bizarre gadgetry by Diarmuid Gavin which comes to life every 15 minutes.