RELIGIOUS fervour is an admirable quality, but when people put life and limb at risk in performing a pilgrimage it approaches fanaticism. Like it or not, that’s the only word to describe the actions of hundreds of people who climbed Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo yesterday.
An Irish artist and author has created an image of Jesus that is two acres in size and, in doing so, believes he has uncovered how our ancestors created large images on the landscape such as the White Horse in Uffington in England, which dates from the Bronze Age.
MOST of Ireland’s population will have vowed to diet in January. Luckily, the new season of Operation Transformation has begun, but how long after it has ended does the contestants’ new-found fitness last? We spoke to four former OT leaders.