Nicola Greene resorted to using a tape measure to show how much her stomach bloated when she ate out at Christmas parties. The dress she wore on the way out would no longer fit comfortably when she came home because her stomach sometimes swelled by up to six inches.
We must never forget. Four simple words, yet they have breath-stopping resonance when they are spoken by Charlotte Berger-Greneche, one of the children saved by the Cork woman who was memorialised yesterday at the official opening of the Mary Elmes bridge.
When Cork blitzed Tipperary in the second half of a 15-point defeat at CIT on June 22, it was the third serious setback in a horror week that had begun with Nicole Walsh being airlifted from The Ragg unconscious and was followed by the resignation of manager Bill Mullaney for health reasons.
From pig farming to Reiki master seems like a bit of a stretch, but that’s the direction Caroline Rigney is taking. For the last 21 years she’s been as happy as a pig in chemical-free manure, producing the best possible food to sustain a lifestyle she and her husband chose to rear their two daughters, Rebecca, 29 and Rachel, 27.
A Tusla child and family agency employee who was caught with thousands of child pornography images claimed to gardaí that he downloaded them in an effort to figure out paedophiles and sex offenders as part of his work.
A rare penny-farthing bicycle is among the 460 lots on offer at the annual vintage auction at O’Donovan’s of Newcastlewest at 10am next Saturday. In excellent condition, it dates from c1880 and is estimated at €600-€1,200. There is a first edition of the 1865 Memories of Adare Manor by Caroline, Countess Dunraven (€1,000-€1,800) as well as period furniture and jewellery.
Being selected as the official flag-bearer for Team NI at today’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was richly deserved recognition for outstanding dual sportswoman Caroline O’Hanlon.