A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Former taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out any possibility of running for the presidency and said it is entirely a matter for Michael D Higgins if he wants to remain at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
Initiatives like the Irish Examiner ICMSA farming poll give hope for nature in Ireland.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
The religious order which ran an orphanage in Scotland where hundreds of children are believed to have died also ran Ireland’s largest mother and baby home.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
Almost 20,000 punters and one president packed out Ballybrit for the big race of the week — the Galway Plate.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
I have wanted to write this article since I was a few hours into the care of my 18-year-old and the penny dropped with an almighty clang that caring for him was the hardest work I’d ever done.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
CORK CITY’s coat of arms shows a ship sailing between two castles: it could now, as easily, show ships passing between the two Roches Points.
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017
By his own admission, Galway’s 1980 Liam MacCarthy-winning captain Joe Connolly only played one game of football in his life.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2017
FORMER president Mary Robinson probably regrets ever becoming involved in a project to open an archive for her personal papers in a building owned by her brother in her native town of Ballina in Mayo.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
I have very good news here today for all thinking farmers everywhere and, even though I may be cutting my own throat editorially by saying so, this good news contrasts sharply.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
The Connacht team bus will leave the Sportsground shortly after noon today for The Strand Hotel in Limerick where the players and management will have a light meal, run through their plans for the match and then head for Thomond Park.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
An east Cork woman who successfully led a 77-day expedition to rescue 100 gold- miners trapped in freezing conditions in British Columbia in the 1800s is being honoured in her home town,.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
I have never believed in a hierarchy of respect and nobody, whether president or pauper, should ever be subjected to personal abuse.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
Considering that our future is so dependant on the so-called ‘knowledge economy’, it is worrying in the extreme to learn that most Irish universities have fallen dramatically in the latest international third-level rankings.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
BRIAN Purcell has taken a bullet for the State twice in his career. Once, when he was near the bottom of the pile, as a young official in the Department of Social Welfare, he refused payment to an applicant for the dole. That claimant was the notorious Dublin gangster, The General. Purcell was kneecapped for his troubles.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2014
A close look at Sean Sherlock, Alan Kelly and Michael McCarthy
Fri, 30 May, 2014
Ever wondered what became of all those bright young minds who collected the Young Scientist title over the years? Well wonder no more.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2014
Blurred Lines began as the party track of the summer — but soon became one of the most controversial songs of the decade. From Miley to Sinead, and now Lily, Suzanne Harrington looks at pop music’s latest brawl.
Sun, 01 Dec, 2013
The call for a tax on tracker mortgages by UCG economist Dr Alan Ahearne will be treated by those lucky enough to have them with the contempt it deserves.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2013
An Officer and a Gentleman, that was once how the eloquent Pat Fanning, former president of the GAA, described his former Mount Sion team-mate Vin Baston, and a fitting description it was, the popular and ever-courteous Baston having reached the rank of Commandant in the Irish Defence Forces before his untimely death in 1963 at the age of 44.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2013
Living the country life, Miranda Manning wasn’t really a reader until her twenties. She worked in HR; in a state body, then a secondary college, and finally in a factory.
Sat, 18 May, 2013
While O’Donovan Rossa captain Pat Gilmore is in his late 30s, this is just his fifth county SFC campaign with the club.
Sat, 04 May, 2013
Have you heard the one about the Sigerson Cup winner who had to wait a quarter of a century to receive his medal?
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
A national early warning system designed to trigger an early response to deteriorating patients has yet to be applied to maternity care, it emerged yesterday.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013
He is quiet and unassuming but Anthony Cunningham can let fly in a dressing-room — usually starts with the strongest player and working his way back, says John Fallon
Fri, 07 Sep, 2012
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) and Department of Health were questioned on the use of dead children for research in Irish universities years before the scandal became public.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
Four Corkmen have been selected on the Fitzgibbon Cup team of the century.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
FORMER GAA President Joe McDonagh will chair a committee of former Fitzgibbon Cup players and managers that will select a ‘Team Of The Century’ from a shortlist of 75 third-level hurling stars, as part of the competition’s centenary celebrations this year.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
HUNDREDS of dead babies from mother-and-baby homes across the country were dissected in Irish universities — without the knowledge or permission of their mothers.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
IRELAND does not appear to be benefiting from the spending on research and the work of its university and research institutes, the EU warns in a report on innovation.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2011
A CORK teenager was celebrating last night after finally succeeding in his quest to break the world record for eating the most bananas in 60 seconds.
Mon, 02 May, 2011
Ulster Higher Education GAA Chairman John Farrell has criticised the selection committee for the Ulster Bank Sigerson Team of the Century, over their decision to shortlist just three players from the last decade of the competition for nomination, and for failing to consult with colleges in their endeavours.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
GAA chiefs remain in the dark about Director General Paraic Duffy’s plans for his much anticipated paper on illegal payments to club and county managers.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
MICK LALLY’S driving passions of acting, the Irish language and the struggle for social justice were to the fore in the humanist ceremony which marked the 64-year-old actor’s final journey yesterday in west Dublin.
Fri, 03 Sep, 2010
WHILE at university in Texas during the mid-1960s and early 1970s there was very little news about Ireland either on television or in the newspapers.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2009
AS every Irish schoolboy, and schoolgirl, knows, the Burren is one of Europe’s most distinctive landscapes, with a plant life and heritage dating back 6,000 years.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2009
WHILE these three slim volumes, from Jessie Lendennie’s publishing house by the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare, are designed in the manner you expect from their publisher, the three poets also have in common a tendency toward “the tyranny of the one-page poem”.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2009
RYAN Tubridy’s selection as next host of the Late Late Show did not come as a great surprise. He was always on the shortlist.
Sat, 16 May, 2009
The first day of the last big classic of the coursing season, the JP McManus Irish Cup, and there he was, Brian Tansey, taking up his usual position on the viewing balcony at the top of the stand in Limerick racecourse in Patrickswell.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2009
THE pub culture has been changing in this country in recent years. The drift from the bars is matched only by the drop in vocations and the attendances at Sunday mass, which can probably be attributed largely to the culpable arrogance of prominent church people.
Sat, 17 Jan, 2009