The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland have jointly announced a new award category which will recognise innovation within talent development in the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.
The Kinsale Gourmet Festival (October 7 to 9) hits 40 this year and the promised shindig should be a mighty and deservedly celebratory affair indeed for this historical little port and fishing town spent many years to the very forefront of Irish food and in recent times has been doing much to regain its masticatory mojo.
WHEN mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly steps onto the platform of the John Field Room on Friday to open a recital titled ‘Songs of Erin’, in the final week of Composing the Island, it will be very much a family affair. Accompanying her will be her mother, pianist and broadcaster Una Hunt.
This weekend, as all the kerfuffle around establishing a Government fades, it would not be surprising if some senior Government figures, in the darkening quiet of their sitting room at dusk, and in the company of a large whiskey, asked what they had got themselves into and wondered if even a moderate degree of success is possible.