The disdain directed at experts during the Brexit campaign — and in today’s “divorce” negotiations — might have prepared Britain’s civil service for the resignation of the permanent secretary at the British Home Office, Philip Rutnam, following an unprecedented row with his political boss, the polarising Priti Patel.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin continues to welcome the largest number of visitors of any other attraction in Ireland while the Cliffs of Moher are still standing tall in second place over Dublin Zoo.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2020
‘You really have to see it to believe it. There is no pulling back just because someone is in a wheelchair. I remember one lad got taken to hospital for concussion because he got bashed against a wall. Another went through a fire escape because of the pace he was going at when challenging for the sliotar.
Wed, 01 Jan, 2020
On Saturday night, 24 October 1915, a group of about 25 men from Queen’s County were staying in a hotel on Gardiner Street in Dublin. They were the hurlers of Leix – as Queen’s County was officially known in GAA circles – and they were in Dublin to play the All-Ireland hurling final against Cork.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
Former World Champion and Olympic medal-winning race walker, Rob Heffernan, will have to keep a slower pace than usual when he serves as Grand Marshal at thecity St Patrick’s day parade which gets under way at 1pm tomorrow.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
The owner of Supermacs has strongly refuted any suggestion that the company was behind dozens of faked letters submitted to a local authority in support of their planning application.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2018
Séamus Durack and Jackie O’Gorman were key men on the Clare team that won National Hurling League titles in 1977 and ‘78 but lost two Munster finals to Cork the same years. Forty years on, they have no regrets about the time of their lives, O’Gorman anyway. Though Durack still revisits a couple of refereeing decisions in ‘77.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
At least two members of the herd of feral goats which has been rampaging through Ennis, Co Clare, in recent weeks have been identified as Old Irish goats — an ancient breed protected under the Convention of Biological Diversity.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
Fáilte Ireland says it had deleted all its former CEO’s emails, confirming there is no paper trail to show how he had handled then-tourism minister Leo Varadkar’s controversial query about a wind farm in Clare that has sparked the ire of Donald Trump.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2018