It was his grandmother and father who instilled the value of money in Dublin entrepreneur Brian Lee — he insists those life lessons serve him well to this day as his Freshly Chopped health food brand expands throughout the country.
A senior Fianna Fáil TD has controversially claimed former taoiseach Brian Cowen and the late former finance minister Brian Lenihan “put country before party” in the decisions they imposed during the economic crash.
Several ministers in the Brian Cowen government including Cork’s Billy Kelleher and Batt O’Keeffe were physically attacked by angry members of the public as the economic crash engulfed the country, a new book reveals.
PREPARING Garrycastle for a second Leinster club football final in three years in what could be his last game in charge would be enough to keep most managers occupied. But Anthony Cunningham’s been getting accustomed to multi-tasking since he his appointment as John McIntyre’s successor over the Galway hurlers in late October.
YOU could call Westmeath manager Brian Hanley a high flyer these days. A few weeks ago, having overseen the exploits of Liam Mellows in the Galway SHC in the morning, he was flown by helicopter to Dr Cullen Park in Carlow where Westmeath were taking on the home side in the Leinster championship.
GALWAY goalkeeper Colm Callanan is a glass half full character. While others would bemoan the injury crisis which has hit the senior hurling squad, Callanan puts a positive spin on how the creaking treatment room has worked for the betterment of the county’s young stars.