Are we there yet? The halfway point of the general election campaign is kicking in this weekend. Yet a cursory examination of the ground traversed since the election was called on January 14 would suggest that in some respects things haven’t really got motoring.
Dawn Bradfield is from Kilmurry, near Macroom, Co Cork, and stars in the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s novel, Asking For It, which returns to the Everyman in Cork tonight and continues until Saturday, October 5. The play then moves to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin from Oct 9-26.
Victoria White’s column, ‘Happy 18th Tom, the State has just blown out candles on your fairytale’ (Irish Examiner, August 1), on education for children/young adults with no short measure of sympathy and understanding was pertinent to me. I am a pensioner and the proud grandfather of a gorgeous little boy with special needs. This is part of my story.
The mother of Patrick Quirke, who was convicted yesterday of the murder of Bobby Ryan, contacted RTE radio’s Liveline programme in 2005 to advise people to get independent legal advice when transferring land or a business.
"Each family sat alone in their homes, not knowing what to do or where to go, each putting on their brave face to continue numbly with their jobs, relationships and obligations."