Ireland’s foreign minister privately told the British home secretary that the controversy surrounding the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four cases was “seriously affecting” the relationship between the two nations, state papers have revealed.
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.
They say a week in a long time in politics and in front of local TD John Halligan at the RSC last night, Waterford United showed that a week is even more longer in football as the Blues shocked Limerick FC in a passionate Munster derby.
THEIR senior hurling fortunes may reside at a low ebb after the All-Ireland senior qualifier mauling at the hands of Dublin, but Clare U-21 star John Conlon has pleaded with the Banner supporters to be patient with the streams of underage talent that the county are producing.
Two Ballyfermot men who transported over €500,000 of cannabis resin after falling into debt with criminals because of their cocaine habits have been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
IT has taken the British Government all of 31 years to apologise to members of the Conlon and Maguire families for their wrongful imprisonment for IRA bomb attacks, but they will derive a large measure of consolation from the fact that when it finally came it amounted to outright exoneration.