Sunday, February 5, 2023
Katie MaguireLIVING through the Covid-19 restrictions for 18 months, has resulted in even the cheeriest among us to doubt our ‘glass half full’ demeanour. Young people like me have missed out on all manner of things from...
Davy Rispin IF YOU woke from a six-month sleep and seen the semi-final line-up for the 2021 All-Ireland Football Championship, I don’t think you’d have batted an eyelid. You would take one glance at...
CARA WYNNE shines a troubling light on the current situation in the emergency departments of Irish hospitals   IN April 2018 my dad, Tom, died on a trolley in a corridor in the emergency department (ED) of University Hospital Limerick (UHL). He...
Murray Leith & Jo LaingTHIS month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs head to (Viva) Las Vegas to chat with Dublin founded band The Black Donnellys, Dave Rooney and Dave Browne (above). The guys took time out of...
Liam Kelly FOR Irish Republicans across the 32 counties and for the majority of the Irish diaspora, a United Ireland has been a long-held desire. Regardless of political, social and economic benefits—the desire has always been there as an emotional...
Davy Rispin FOLLOWING the latest communication from the GAA a couple of weeks ago, we now know that it will be Easter at the earliest before training can resume for teams all over the country—both for clubs and county. That...
Johnny FoleySCOOTING over to MacCumhaill Park for Donegal games—be it in the National League or the Ulster Championship—is something I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember. Intercounty games are great for generating a sense...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingThis month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs catches up with Damien Quinn, a folk singer from Newry in County Down (above)—who has supported the likes of The Dubliners and The Wolfe Tones—about his...
Kate Kerrigan "WHERE is Dad?’ I asked the teen. "Outside," he said, then quickly ran upstairs. Still in my pyjamas, I was engrossed in the last chapter of Gone With The Wind, still reeling from the gorgeousness of that penultimate scene...
Liam Kelly GAELIC games are an essential part of Irish culture. The ancient sports played a significant role in Ireland’s political history, symbolising an idea of nationhood and unifying a divided country after the horrors of the Civil War. In...
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