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Lay of the Land: The long man who was short on love Kilkenny Castle. Photo: Deposit Time has turned the many Norman castles around this country town into romantic ruins; though there was nothing sentimental about the vicious fighters who built them. But even if Churchill rightly observed that history is written by the victors, the underdog's version of events survives...
Next Macra chief hits out at 'Meatless Mondays' Cavan dairy farmer and farm advisor Thomas Duffy was elected unopposed at a meeting in the Farm Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Gerry Mooney The new president-elect of Macra na Feirme has said the recent debate between An Taisce and farm organisations on meat consumption had been disappointing and he was concerned that...
Shamima Begum 'was member of feared Isis morality police' in Syria Shamima Begum regrets talking to the media Shamima Begum was a member of the Isis morality police, a feared group which enforced the terror organisation’s strict interpretation of Islamic law, according to reports. The 19-year-old British citizen, who fled her home in Bethnal Green four years ago with two other schoolgirls,...
Economy masterclass: experts deliver online lessons BPFI chief economist Ali Ugur; Clíodhna Whelan, a 5th-year student at St Joseph’s of Cluny School, Killiney, Co Dublin; Dr Loretta O’Sullivan, group chief economist, Bank of Ireland; and Austin Hughes, chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland. ECONOMISTS from some of the country's biggest financial institutions have gone digital to connect with students for European...
Every game is a must-win and Benetton are a side to be feared Player diary Rhys Marshall I was one of the guys who was not involved last weekend for the Cardiff game, but don't worry, I'm fit and well. It was a case of everyone getting a game off as we approach the business end of the season and the Cardiff...
Michael Healy-Rae launches extraordinary defence of John Delaney Michael Healy-Rae Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae launched an extraordinary defence of former Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney. Mr Healy-Rae lavished praise on Mr Delaney for his work as FAI boss and promised him the "mother of all welcomes" in Kerry later this month. And he argued that if Mr Delaney is...
German students use algorithm to predict Game Of Thrones deaths Survival rates are predicted using longevity analysis similar to scientific studies used to examine the effects of medical treatments, they said. Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, in a scene from Game Of Thrones (HBO via AP) Computer science students at a German university have developed an application that scours the internet...
Brendan Keenan: 'Whatever the Brexit, Irish Question will still need an answer' Border Communities Against Brexit holding protests on Old Belfast Road in Carrickcarnon on the northern side of the Irish border, between Newry and Dundalk. Photo: PA Journalism, according to a well-known saying, is the first draft of history. My own experience leads me to think that the second draft,...
Demand is strong for residential portfolios Strong performer: A lot of seven dwellings at Anley Court, Lucan, West Dublin, sold for €1.6m, 6.7pc over its €1.5m guide price, at a recent online property auction Two tranches of residential properties were sold for more than €1m each through the recent BidX1 online auction. The most valuable of these was a group of seven...
Gene Kerrigan: 'We need a Donogh, we've got an Eoghan' How can politicians deal with a housing crisis if they can't even handle a mere John Delaney, writes Gene Kerrigan Donogh O'Malley died at the age of 47, in 1968. He was a Fianna Fail chancer. He was one of the lads - hard drinking, arrogant and sometimes obnoxious. Hugely ambitious, he...

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