It is not too hard, in this season of pantomime rehearsals, to imagine a script from those masters of the netherworld just beyond the sober, grind-and-queue lives most of us lead — the Coen brothers — constructing a conversation between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. The great filmmakers might contrive to have those unchallengeable leaders discuss the difficulties facing other world leaders.
On Monday evening just past, probably after a few of them would have seen footage of a brawl below in Kerry on their Twitter feed on their way out the door, the 2018 Clare senior county hurling champions Ballyea returned to the Local Inn, where for the second consecutive night they were welcomed by a special constituency of people.
What do the inventors of the submarine and the ejector seat, the surgeon who carried out the world’s first C-section and the first All-Black rugby captain have in common? They’re all Irish. With the help of the Epic — the Irish Emigration Centre — we profile 20 of our most famous
This book is an account of five men who served as page boys, lamp boys, boot boys, and even an ‘odd boy’ — a kind of multifunctional servant — to the gentlemen of the house.
Had anyone suggested on January 31, 2013, the day Barack Obama took America’s presidential oath for the second time that the billionaire developer cum television host Donald Trump — he’s worth $3.7bn — would be the next person asked to offer that loyalty to the American people and their constitution, they would have been, at the very least, ridiculed.
Turkey will continue fighting whatever powers seek to undermine the government, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday as he addressed a massive flag-waving rally in Istanbul in the wake of the country's abortive July 15 coup.