Pensions have, correctly, become an election issue. Our systems — there are several — are inequitable, unreliable, and loaded. Questions around sustainability are pressing. Nevertheless, an election auction is not the best way to resolve these important issues. Despite that, tens of thousands of people, their dependents too, who have trustingly paid towards a pension over long careers fret that they face income collapse when they retire.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
There was loud praise when X-Factor singer Mary Byrne faced her fears of heights on Celebrity Operation Transformation and abseiled down the side of a tall building in Dublin to raise money for the children’s charity Make-A-Wish. But behind the scenes it was a different story.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
“Ta-ra girl, I’ll see you on life’s highway,” comedian Paul O’Grady said, thanking Cilla Black for all the good times they shared as he said goodbye to the much-loved singer and TV presenter at her funeral.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
CADA Performing Arts drama school in Cork, having successfully staged the musical CATS, is now preparing for Les Miserables, at the Firkin Crane theatre. Catherine Mahon-Buckley, CADA’s unflappable director, takes the enormous undertaking in her stride.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015