Anyone who has seen The Birds, the 1963 horror-thriller film directed Alfred Hitchcock, will have some sympathy for the residents of Balbriggan, Howth, and Skerries in north Co Dublin, where an infestation of seagulls is making life miserable for locals.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Solicitors who handle what eventually turn out to be set-up accidents may be contributing to fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge said today in what is the strongest criticism yet by the judiciary of some members of the legal profession.
Wed, 10 Jul, 2019
The fourth day of the Olympic qualifier at Laser World Championship Gold fleet in Japan today marked moving day for the event as the two Irish sailors started their Gold fleet final series for the top 52 boats in the 156-strong regatta.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
In spite of a two-year hiatus caused by cancellation of the 2018 event, John Maybury on Joker II from Dun Laoghaire delivered his fourth consecutive Division One national title at the ICRA championships at the weekend.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
TRESSA Reeves never asked for anything for herself. All she ever wanted was for her son to be told the truth of who he was, writes. It was a selfless act of a woman and a mother. A woman and mother ignored year after year by every State agency she asked to help her.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
Despite protesting otherwise, the State knew about the practice of illegal adoption for years, with Tressa Reeves gathering evidence of her son’s illegal registration in 1997 and the authorities informed in 2001, writes.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018
With just over five weeks remaining to the start of Volvo Cork Week, organisers at the Royal Cork Yacht Club have called on south coast crews not to delay entry and support the event that aims be a highlight of the 2018 sailing season.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2018
I don’t do favourites. I have no favourite colour, book, song or wine. However, if I have noticed that in recent years I am drawn to fresher brighter red wines — Mencía from Spain, Blaufrankisch from Austria, Pinot Noirs from almost everywhere, and Nebbiolos from Piedmont.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2018
I’m back writing about Spanish wine again this week (after a short break!) but I have a good excuse as Spanish Wine Week runs from April 23 to April 29. I’ve spoken a lot about the value to be had from Spain but less about cava. Much of the cava we drank in the 1990s was rather simple
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
A veteran taxi driver has been cleared of not bringing passengers on the shortest journey from Dublin Airport to Temple Bar after demonstrating to a court that the longer route he picked was cheaper.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018