Apple’s chief executive officer, Tim Cook, will meet with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, in Dublin, later this month, to receive an award from the Government. It is in recognition of the company’s 40 years of investment in Ireland, according to IDA Ireland.
The brutal death of Frankie Dunne, whose dismembered body was found dumped behind a derelict house in Cork just over a week ago, is incomprehensible, wrong, pointless and without justification, mourners at his funeral Mass were told.
The term annus horribilis was used by Queen Elizabeth to describe the year 1992, in which three of her children’s marriages split up and one of her castles burnt down. Quite how horribilis things can really be when you get paid millions by the taxpayer to wave and shake hands with people was never fully looked into at the time.
Why does Santa live at the North Pole? How does he get around the world in a single night? And what does he do on Christmas morning? These and many other Christmas mysteries are solved by the Junior Infants of Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin in Carrigaline, Co Cork.
I estimate that this is the fourth Christmas column I’ve written for the Irish Examiner, and while I haven’t looked back at the others, I have a sneaking suspicion there are certain similarities between them all.
Former Minister for Justice Senator Michael McDowell has called on the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to investigate any role played by his department in the payment of “protection money” on social housing building sites.
Brown Thomas appears strangely empty until the progeny and I click that not every day is Christmas Eve, our more usual visitation time, when we are invariably in frantic pursuit of whatever item of makeup will be the making or breaking of Current Wife’s Christmas but today is a midweek morn during the height of holiday season.
The Bookstór at Newman’s Mall in Kinsale, Co Cork, is owned by Stuart Gallagher, and run by Helen O’Connell and Heather Maiden. The book sells new and second-hand books. We spoke to Helen O’Connell.
A woman who is terminally ill with cancer and who has sued over the alleged misinterpretation of her smear slide yesterday told the High Court she never thought for one second she had cervical cancer because she had no signs or symptoms.