September, 2013

Time is of the Essence

By David Hennessy The BBC say “everyday is St Patrick’s Day when these guys are in town” and the UK will get to see exactly what they mean when The Essence of Ireland begin their extensive [...]

Kilburn Gaels are top of the world

By Larry Cooney. Kilburn Gaels claimed the bragging rights over St. Gabriel’s in the All-London Division 1 Final by the narrowest of margins at a damp Pearse Stadium Galway last Saturday evening. It had been the [...]

Mind over matter for the Gaels

By Damian Dolan. Sunday’s Junior Championship final replay could be decided as much in the head as on the football pitch. After the dramatic events of two weeks ago, can Tir Chonaill Gaels’ young guns pick [...]

Heston and Cuchulainns promise goals galore

By Damian Dolan. The stage could be set for the most exciting Intermediate Championship final in years, as Cuchulainns and Heston Gaels go head-to-head on Sunday. The sides racked up ten goals between them in their [...]

The mind games have begun in earnest

By Tomas Mulcahy. Long after the final whistle had been blown in the drawn match , it was clear that the replay could only go ahead on September 28 due to previous commitments to Camogie and [...]

Dubs last the pace to capture Sam

By Tomas Mulcahy. They say you can never win a game in the first 15-20 minutes, but you certainly can do everything to lose it. Mayo did all the football at this stage and should have [...]

Blue moon in croker!

By Larry Cooney. Dublin 2-12, Mayo 1-14 Dublin deservedly won their second all-Ireland title in three years and 24th in total with a one-point victory over a disappointing Mayo team at a sun-drenched capacity Croke Park [...]

‘Surf up’ for Kinsale gourmet festival

Staff reporter Organisers have confirmed that the 37th Kinsale Gourmet Festival in October is now completely sold out. Running October 11-13, demand for this year’s event in the County Cork seaside town was unprecedented and tickets [...]

Gavin launches personal garden design service

Staff reporter Gardening fanatics in the UK can now – for a price, of course – call on the talents of Chelsea Flower Show designer Diarmuid Gavin for their outdoor spaces. Frosts Garden Centre, with four [...]

In the September 28 Irish World

Organisers promise next year’s Irish dancing world championships will bring £30 million to the city.  Northern Ireland deputy minister Martin McGuinness tells the people of Warrington that the bombing of 20 years ago was “shameful” while [...]

An education

Shelley Marsden speaks to Gillian Kearney about telly, tots and the need for culture BUBBLY Liverpool-Irish actress Gillian Kearney is desperately trying to learn some lines in her lunch-hour, so that she doesn’t have to do [...]

Church is to show “more love, less dogma” says Pope Francis

Shelley Marsden IN a revealing interview, Pope Francis has made some surprising comments – including that the Catholic Church is ‘obsessed’ with gays, abortion and birth control. Six months into his post the Pontiff’s frank words, [...]

Mounting criticism of Arthur’s ‘alcoholiday’

Shelley Marsden REFORMED alcoholics Christy Moore and Gabriel Byrne have joined the mounting voices of criticism towards Arthurs Day, which takes place in venues across Ireland this Thursday, September 26. Diageo has been forced to defend [...]

Poem revealed as One City One Book choice

Shelley Marsden THE selection for next year’s Dublin: One City One Book initiative, which aims to get everyone reading, has been revealed as If Ever You Go: a map of Dublin in poetry and song. The [...]

Get your eyes checked, urge specialists

Staff reporter EYE specialists in Ireland are reminding people that they should get their eyes tested on a regular basis. The message coincides with the country’s Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Week (September 23-29). According to predictions, [...]

Killer material

By David Hennessy The latest series of ITV’s Whitechapel is currently airing on ITV. Although it began in 2009 as a one-off drama about the hunt for a Jack the Ripper copycat, the show is now [...]

Limerick event examines relevance of Dublin Lockout

Staff reporter The 1913 Dublin Lockout provides the impetus for a close look at modern society, to be examined as part of a collaborative cultural event taking place in Limerick City next week. Limerick City Gallery [...]

Streets of New York- Interview with Copper’s Tom Weston-Jones with video clips

By David Hennessy Copper, the US television hit that stars Tom Weston-Jones as Detective Kevin “Corky” Corcoran, is now available to watch on Lovefilm. Following the lead of hit historical drama Vikings, Copper is the latest [...]

‘There’s not much more life can throw at me’

Maureen Nolan talks openly to Shelley Marsden about her sister Bernie, Blood Brothers and her strong family bond Not for the first time, Maureen Nolan is on the road with a UK-wide tour of Blood Brothers, [...]

Saturdays’ Una poses as Alice for online safety campaign

Shelley Marsden THE Saturdays’ Una Healey has called for parents and young people to make the online world a safer place. The Thurles native was launching Disney’s Club Penguin online safety campaign It Starts With You. [...]

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