Mon, 01 Jun, 2020
Two goals in first-half injury time by Jack Fagan and Stephen Bennett, gave Waterford the platform to record their second successive victory in this year’s National Hurling League as they ran out comfortable nine-point winners over a dogged Westmeath in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, Sunday afternoon.
Sun, 02 Feb, 2020
After in-depth explainers on Watergate and the Clinton affair in seasons one and two, respectively, Slate podcast Slow Burn took a left turn in its third season, leaving behind politics to look at the Tupac-Notorious BIG murders in the mid-1990s.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
A joke from the old USSR reported an exchange during a Politburo discussion about a ten-year plan that almost all those present thought was progressing satisfactorily. “Yes,” grunts a dissenter steeped in Marxist theology, “it’s very, very successful in practice, but the theory is all wrong.”
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
US president Donald Trump has been boasting about creating manufacturing jobs in states key to his re-election, but an emerging recession in the sector threatens to reverse that trend and imperil his message.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
If Donald Trump has achieved anything that could be described as constructive it’s been to help create a political climate that has produced no fewer than 25 declared and likely Democrat contenders for the 2020 election, the opening primaries for which are scheduled for June in Florida.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
US lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over Donald Trump’s presidency and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republican’s campaign and Moscow.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2019
This week’s contribution to the contagion of populism comes from Austria, whose government has refused to sign up to the newly drafted UN Global Compact for Migration, the aim of which is to better manage legal population flows, as the number of people on the move, fleeing persecution or poverty, increases.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
Former FBI director James Comey has voiced his concerns about Donald Trump's leadership and his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy along the US-Mexico border which has seen migrant children separated from their parents.
Fri, 22 Jun, 2018
Any suggestion that the election of Donald Trump or that the 52/48 Brexit, vote could not have been achieved without the support of a cohort of ignorant, poorly educated voters would be dismissed as the kind of patronising arrogance that means Hilary Clinton can spend more time with her granddaughter Charlotte than she had anticipated and that David Cameron, at just 51, is free to write his autobiography, to give a “frank” account of his premiership.
Wed, 02 May, 2018