The brutal death of Frankie Dunne, whose dismembered body was found dumped behind a derelict house in Cork just over a week ago, is incomprehensible, wrong, pointless and without justification, mourners at his funeral Mass were told.
A drug shown to significantly improve quality of life and mental function for people with a rare genetic disorder will finally be available in Ireland from next Monday, a decade after the State first refused to reimburse it.
It’s 11 years since Chloe Magee picked up her sole AIG FZ Forza Irish Open Badminton title and after last year’s loss in the mixed doubles final, she thinks it’s high time herself and her brother Sam added to their haul of silverware on home turf.
Nhat Nguyen (17) is already a two-time Irish senior badminton champion and, though still in school, plays for a professional team in Germany. He lives in Clare Hall, Dublin and trains at the National Badminton Centre in Marino. In 2016 he was European U17 champion and also won bronze in the doubles. This year he reached the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championships.
Former Munster out-half Johnny Holland was forced to retire from rugby in September 2016, two days after his 25th birthday, due to a recurring hamstring injury. Now, the Cork Con backs coach is launching his wellness and performance coaching workshops.
They christened a bridge after Christy and bored a tunnel in the name of Jack, so surely it’s time to re-name the Inniscarra Dam in honour of the local legend, the most decorated player in GAA history?