It would be a delicious irony if the greatest opportunity given to the parties of the left in the history of this State achieved what generations of moderate, loosely Christian Democratic, Social Democratic politicians with more or less the same objectives failed to do.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Vladimir Putin once compared ruling Russia to being a “galley slave”, but four yachts that come with the job, not to mention palaces, aircraft and a wealth of luxury perks help explain his refusal to quit the presidency, leading critics have said.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
To fair Verona we go for a light and fluffy romance built around the world’s most famous love story, 'Romeo and Juliet', and the thousands of letters written by the lovelorn and left in the wall at the fictional Juliet’s home, with the fictional balcony.
Fri, 11 Jun, 2010
ONE could only shake the old head in disbelief at the end of the Group 2 Futurity Stakes at Fairyhouse on Saturday. It had nothing to do with the fact hot-pot Cape Blanco obliged. That was as predictable as forecasting it will rain and rain throughout an Irish summer.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2009
THE welcome news that a reduction in oil prices and cheaper mortgages cut inflation to its lowest rate in almost 11 years last month is inevitably overshadowed by worrying news that nearly 2,000 more jobs may be lost in Munster in the coming days or weeks.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2009
YOUR series on religion in modern Ireland (March 20/21) covered the many influences shaping religion, the standing of religion in today’s society and the opportunities of the Celtic Tiger bridging the wide gap with darker economic climes when one alternative to the emigrant boat had the consoling name of “vocation”.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2008