The world of wine falls into two very distinct categories — the big brands making easy drinking accessible wines to please as many as possible, and the smaller producers that make wines in their own way and as best they can but with little or no thought to what the market wants — if they like it, why shouldn’t others?
Fri, 08 Mar, 2019
Oonagh Kearney is a film-maker from Ballintemple in Cork. A former pupil of the Ursuline Convent in Blackrock, she also studied at the National Film and Television School in London. Her latest short film, the 24-minute Five Letters to the Stranger who will Dissect my Brain, shows as part of the ‘Best of Cork’ presentation at Cork Film Festival on Sunday, Nov 18, at the Everyman.
Thu, 08 Nov, 2018
Domenikos Theotokopoulos, from Crete, was known as ‘El Greco’ in Toledo. Now another Greek shares the famous nickname: ‘El Graeco’ is short for Graecopithecus freybergi. The dental records of this ape-like pre-human, who lived in the Eastern Mediterranean area, have put the cat among the anthropological pigeons.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
The head of the Irish Innocence Project has criticised the Greek justice system after a Carlow woman’s husband who is fighting to clear his name of crimes independent evidence shows he did not commit was prevented from attending his own appeal hearing in that country.
Thu, 12 Jan, 2017
Patrick Leigh Fermor died five years ago this month, aged 96, and though he claimed to be part Irish, he was a man of the world, who walked from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in his teens, and who later became a great travel writer, says
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
Sat, 21 May, 2016