An elderly widow from Wilkinstown in Co, Meath says she would be lost without regular visits and phone calls from a volunteer who has been checking in on her in the midst of this frightening pandemic that is terrifying elderly people in communities across the county.
Mon, 23 Mar, 2020
Brigid Gallagher moved from Scotland to Donegal in 1999, four years before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She said she was “forced her to reassess her life” and turned to creative writing during her recovery.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
With these novels, Pat Barker and Michael Hughes revive the long and fertile tradition of retelling Homer’s great epic poems. The Silence of The Girls and Country deliver new and original recitations of ‘The Iliad’ — the final weeks of the Trojan War — in two different but very satisfying and successful ways.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
A US-based nun has revealed how she was ’sold’ by the Bessborough mother-and -baby home to an American family in an organised adoption in 1954 and how she was reunited with her birth mother over 50 years later.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Thu, 09 Mar, 2017
When half a million women march on Washington to voice their fears about women’s rights, maybe it’s time to recall the story of the Irish saint who once ‘miraculously’ ended a pregnancy, says.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
In a way, it was a pity that referee Jerome Henry blew full-time just as Michael Farragher bore down on goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time, as another point would have given Corofin the biggest winning margin ever in a Connacht final.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
The national ploughing championships were held not too far away in Screggan during the week but around Cloona, Johnstownbridge, Kilglass, Broadford, Carbury and the general west of Kildare, the most important ploughing occasion of the year takes place tomorrow week.
Sun, 25 Sep, 2016
The family of Cathriona White, whose body was found last month in her California home, shortly after splitting from her boyfriend — Hollywood movie star Jim Carrey — praised her as “a small town girl with big dreams” who was “not afraid to follow them”.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2015
TIM ‘Boomer’ Carroll is a friend of mine. A Boston-Irish firefighter, he is. Don’t ask me what the ‘Boomer’ stands for. Something sporting, probably. Boomer loves Ireland. Starting with its literature.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
A resident living near Croke Park has said all five planned Garth Brooks concerts should be allowed to go ahead, and that she is sick of the "ranting" of other residents who complain about the impact of the concerts.
Fri, 04 Jul, 2014