Stephen Ryan, who cannot cycle or play sport and who is afraid of slippery leaves and wet manhole covers, is over the moon that Enable Ireland has finally got the kind of facility it needs to match the “amazing staff” and the “amazing services” the charity provides.
I was astonished to read that the Green Party is opposing the introduction of a cycle path/greenway between Midleton and Youghal (Irish Examiner, October 22) and I begin to understand why it is in such a low position in the polls. You would imagine the Green Party would enthusiastically endorse the project.
Mary O’Connor is chief executive of the Federation of Irish Sport. She is a former acting chief executive of the Camogie Association, holds 12 All-Ireland medals in camogie and ladies football, and is a driving force behind the 20x20 initiative.
She has overcome obstacles, from shyness to cancer to advancing in the once male-dominated bastion of the GAA committee room. So thriving as the first female chair of Cork County Board won’t faze Tracey Kennedy. But she does want to represent females in the GAA and be an effective voice for inclusiveness and change...
The testimony of a man aged 91, who died earlier this year, has provided an intriguing insight into the strong republican affiliations of a group of set dancers photographed at a crossroads in Ireland more than 100 years ago.