We are living in a polling vortex. Everything is polled. From opinions on VAR to the ‘Great Jamie Heaslip Podcast Plebiscite’ debacle, we have tested and tasted so much that instead of just cooking a family dinner, it’s best to create a twitter poll, socialise it, and wait an hour before going to the shops. The adage “if everything is important, nothing is” now applies to polling; if everything is worth polling, maybe nothing should be.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2020
A mosque in Tralee has been targeted in a graffiti attack with the words “Islamic State out” as gardaí in Cork confirmed they are treating the appearance of a Nazi slogan over a social welfare office as a potential incitement of hatred incident.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
A Pakistani man, who wants to marry his French girlfriend and who has a wedding date set for early next month, has been granted an injunction against the Minister for Justice restraining his deportation to Pakistan.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
After proving a class apart from his rivals in making a winning debut for new connections in the featured Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle in very testing conditions at Powerstown Park, Chris’s Dream earned his ticket to next month’s Cheltenham Festival for a tilt at the Albert Bartlett.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
IN a saner world it might be possible to say that this was the week that some Brexit chickens came home to roost but we do not know if we are dealing with chickens, cockatoos, parakeets or even a rejuvenated púca resplendent in Halloween battledress.
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for commissioners to take over the running of Kensington and Chelsea Council after its leader and deputy leader tendered their resignations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
The owners of a Russian bank have filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 US presidential election.
Sat, 27 May, 2017
A mother who was suffering from a personality disorder described her two-year-old son as a "fake child" on the day she killed him by stabbing a pair of scissors into his neck, a court heard today
Tue, 23 May, 2017