Wed, 17 Jun, 2020
Leo Varadkar’s diplomatic response to topical chatter about a bridge across the Irish Sea — possibly or perhaps impossibly from Larne to Stranraer — was well-judged. Yes, it’s “worth examining”, but don’t expect Ireland to pay for it.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2019
Forget Tiger Woods and his remarkable victory at the Masters in April. The greatest comeback in golf that I know of is Dennis Walters who went from promising young golfer one day to a paraplegic the next. On Monday, at the Sunset Center, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus introduced him as he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame along with Retief Goosen, Jan Stephenson, Billy Payne, and the late Peggy Kirk Bell.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019
For the generations born in Ireland since the end of the Second World War it is understandably difficult for some of them to envisage the state of public opinion on the issue of Irish neutrality during WWII.
Sat, 08 Jun, 2019
ECB president Mario Draghi disappointed expectations the bank would act decisively to counter growing global economic clouds — but financial markets signal that it could yet be forced to cut rates later this year.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Family and friends today said a final farewell to globally-celebrated children's French-born author, cartoonist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer following a funeral service in West Cork, and later a cremation.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2019
I went to Berlin last week, a city I’ve never before been to. I’d intended to visit the zoo, although I disapprove of zoos but it’s the biggest zoo in Europe and has a giant aquarium. I’d look at exhibits of creatures that didn’t mind confinement, because they never go anywhere anyway, tarantulas and things that live under stones.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018
A language test for new applicants for Irish citizenship is under consideration, a senior Department of Justice official said in Killarney, Co Kerry, where more than 3,500 people from more than 160 countries officially became Irish citizens.
Tue, 22 May, 2018
Current Landmark Media Investments shareholder Ted Crosbie pointed out, in recent years, the Irish Examiner has survived “the Famine, World War 1, the War of Independence, the Civil War, the Great Depression of 1930, de Valera’s Economic War of the mid-30s, World War II and several recessions”.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2017