The Department of Education’s decision not have history as a mandatory subject in the Junior Cert still raises concerns that many students may not then study it in the Leaving Cert, and so as citizens may have big gaps in knowledge of our country’s past and its impact on today.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
Jamie Johnson, Noah Murphy, Maggie O’Connell, Charlie Stubbs, Shakes, The Blok, El Matador. Are we seeing the emergence of a crop of fictional footballers worthy of standing on the shoulders of giants like Roy Race, Blackie Gray, Tommy Barnes, Billy Dane, Hamish Balfour, Johnny Dexter and Glipton Grasshoppers’ star man Ross Nelson?
Tue, 19 Jul, 2016
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
A book written by a Limerick ICA member has made the top 10 bestseller list in hardback non-fiction. Limerick Federation’s contest/ produce officer Theresa Storey recently published her first cookery book, Fruit on the Table.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
IT would have been yesterday, a Monday in November, 94 years ago, that Luke O’Toole, the general secretary of the GAA, walked through the early-morning mist and the blood-stained, bullet-ridden grass of Croke Park, shadowed by a journalist.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
We are going through a baby boom. In 2011 there were 74,648 births registered in Ireland, a 29% increase on the births of a decade previous, in 2001. With each of those births also comes the dad conundrum — traditionally sidelined, often willingly, throughout pregnancy and birth by all and sundry, medical professionals, friends, family, even partner, new dads have often struggled to find their precise role in the grand scheme of things.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2012
TWEET, Tweet in the Tree by Julie Fletcher and Anna Lubecka (Caterpillar Books, €6.30) is a handy-sized board book for toddlers aged 18 months who are at the stage of identifying animals and birds. The loud colours and simple shapes, along with easy rhyming read-aloud words, create the perfect bedtime book.
Sat, 21 Aug, 2010
IN THE foreword to Joe Cahill: A Life in the IRA (O’Brien Press, 25), Brendan Anderson explains that Cahill, a former chief of staff of the Provisional IRA, spoke to him “frankly about those things that he is free to speak about”.
Sat, 23 Nov, 2002