Retired Bishop of Killaloe Willie Walsh helped coach St Flannan’s College to five Harty Cup and All-Ireland titles and is as passionate as ever about his old alma mater as they bid to win a first Munster Colleges crown in 15 years, writes.
Behind every great team is another. Driving Ireland's Rugby World Cup ambitions is a special management group led by Head Coach Joe Schmidt. The Inpho Sports Photo Agency spent months compiling this brilliant series of images showcasing the character and personality of the backroom team.
CALLS for an economic ‘counterbalance’ to Dublin’s bloated overweighting, and for infrastructure investment outside the capital to develop a new tier of cities, have come fast and furious since a strong speech by former Department of Finance head John Moran.
Former department of finance secretary general John Moran has questioned the Government’s capital spending plans and suggested more should be done to counter-balance Dublin’s position as the country’s main economic driver.
Former taoiseach Brian Cowen “already had a preference” for a “broad” bank guarantee before the infamous September 29, 2008, meeting which led to the multi-billion euro deal — and overruled then finance minister Brian Lenihan’s concerns.
The former chief executive of IBRC has claimed Finance Minister Michael Noonan should extend the Siteserv probe to include multi-million euro debt write-downs by AIB and Nama if he really wants to uncover the full depth of the situation.
SIX shopping centres, including the largest in the Midlands, have been put up for sale in one lot, guiding at €115 million. The mix, in one lot only and called the Cornerstone Portfolio, has almost 170 shop units plus 150 apartments, and 670,00 sq ft of retail in all.