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Brian Stokes Mitchell (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images) The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly The Actors Fund, held its first annual meeting since changing its name in May. Brian Stokes Mitchell was re-elected chairman of the fund. This marks the Tony winner’s 19th term in the role. Five new directors – Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Elliot Greene, Sharon Karmazin, …

Dublin, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Utilities Market Report 2022” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global utilities market is expected to grow from $5,488.88 billion in 2021 to $5,969.68 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8%. The market is expected to reach $8,105.48 …

AMHERST, Mass. – Matthew Westgate, associate professor and director of wind studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the music and dance department, effective July 2022. He succeeds Salvatore Macchia, who recently completed his three-year appointment as president. Macchia will return to teaching and composing for his 44th year with …

Sister Helen Dolores Hart, CSJ, died July 30 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Sister Hélène was 77 years old and had been a sister of Saint-Joseph de Carondelet for 58 years. Originally from Syracuse, Sister Helen was the daughter of Helen Mertz and Cornelius Hart. She was the youngest of three children, joining older …

Many attempts were made to bring Genie home, and search parties were even hired in Vancouver. For long days and nights, McAndrew says the community came together to help find her. “There were sightings at Batchelor Heights in the Lac Du Bois area – that’s when we set a trap and went there. There were …

Charlie Kelly in action. Photo: Golffile (Golf Ireland). Published: Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 1:06 PM Last update: Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 1:08 PM Talented young Athlone golfer Charlie Kelly is representing Ireland at the Boys Home Internationals in Scotland this week. Charlie was selected for the Home Internationals after finishing second in the Boys’ Order …

ASTON – Sister Anthony Eileen Reidy, OSF celebrated her 102nd birthday on Monday July 25 at Assisi House in Aston. She is the oldest member of the congregation of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. Sister Anthony celebrated her birthday with balloons and a cake, along with her sisters from the retirement community. Born …

Jack Charlton became Ireland manager by mistake. He would become the greatest manager in the country’s history. He took them to their first major tournament and their first World Cup. He transformed the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) from a body on the brink of extinction into a hugely profitable body. And yet there was …

Christine Nevin demonstrating a Zumba class at the New Institute Open House. Previous Next Image 1 of 5 Christine Nevin demonstrating a Zumba class at the New Institute Open House. Odhran Ducie Image 2 of 5 Mick White (Director, New Institute) and Patrick Mulvihill (NTDC Managing Change Mentoring Program). Odhran Ducie Image 3 of 5 …

We are in 1993 in the province of Northern Ireland; Ballymena to be precise. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Ballymena is a market town, 30 miles north of Belfast, known for producing chickens, Liam Neeson and a particularly tough breed of Protestantism (Ian Paisley is a pin-up in these regions). I’m 13, I …

File photo: Delighted Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble speaks to the media at a hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2003, after winning a crucial vote with his party over his support continuing to the Irish peace process. Photo: AP London: David Trimble, former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and Nobel Peace Prize …

After three years of dedicated service to Wake Forest University, Jane Aiken will step down as dean of the law school on July 31. Aiken will take research leave to work on issues of the criminalization of the exercise of reproductive rights as an attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women. After her research …

The second Donegal Camino will take place September 4-10 with funds raised for the Cancer Care West support unit in Letterkenny. The Donegal Camino is returning by popular demand. The 2022 event aims to top the €26,000 raised in 2021 for the Cancer Care West Support Center based in Letterkenny, Donegal. The Donegal Camino 2021 …

The Amarillo Symphony recently welcomed its new Music Director and Conductor, George Jackson. The new director will begin his role for Symphony’s 99th season, starting in September. Jackson’s tenure will span three years, including the upcoming Centennial season in 2023. “I’m very excited. I think as a young conductor, I’ve always been cautious before entering …

England didn’t slow down on Friday night as they beat Northern Ireland 5-0 in their last Group A game despite having already qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 in as a group winner. Head coach Sarina Wiegman was absent on the St Mary touchline due to a positive Covid-19 result, leaving assistant Arjun Veurink …

Italy need a positive result to keep their qualification hopes alive, while France can secure top spot in Group D by beating Belgium at New York Stadium. Italy v Iceland: Bertolini hopes Italy can ‘learn from their mistakes’ The race for second place in Group D remains wide open, with France looking well placed to …

The documentary focuses on three young women who volunteer for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Oban, west Scotland, which has some of the most changeable and dangerous waters off the UK coast. . The film is told from the perspective of Oban RNLI volunteers Lawrie, Leonie and Jasmin, who all eloquently detail the …

Danette Bosh Alexander is Chair of the Department of Education and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Children’s College at Stark State College. She lives in Plain Township with her husband Amos “Chip” Alexander. They have two sons, Ted Lund Jr. and Jack Lund and a daughter Kate Lund. They also have …

Spain overcame the shock of conceding in the first minute to open their Euro 2022 campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Finland in Milton Keynes. The much-loved Spaniards were stunned when Linda Sallstrom struck with just 50 seconds on the clock in Friday’s Group B opener. Still, they quickly fought back through captain Irene …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin thanked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for welcoming him to Kyiv and assured him that “Ireland will be with you every step of the way” as the country aims to achieve candidate status. European Union. “I want to thank you, President Zelenskyy, for your very warm welcome to Kyiv and I want to …

When Marisa Lanning was nine, her parents took her out of school, packed their bags and booked one-way tickets to New Zealand. The California-based family had been in touch with friends who had already left and decided to take the risk and do the same. “It was in the 1970s, so letters were the only …

JFour years ago, people across the island of Ireland gathered in large numbers to vote in favor of the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement. Their vote was a clear vote against conflict and violence, to ensure that all children on the island of Ireland can grow up in peace. It was a truly remarkable and defining …

With the Women’s Euro fast approaching, Charlotte Marsh, Anton Toloui and a host of special guests provide you with an exceptional preview of the tournament. Listen and subscribe on: Women’s Euro preview: enigmas for Wiegman and England | NI set to make history | The view from the Netherlands, Spain and beyond With the Women’s …

Already struggling to access work, education and other basic rights, trans and intersex people in Bangladesh are more exposed to climate threats such as floods and cyclones Transgender people face neglect and exclusion during disasters Social stigma keeps them out of education and employment Members of ‘hijra’ community counted in this year’s census By Md. …

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to bury the hatchet on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 summit a year after the two clashed over Brexit and especially Northern Ireland. Although the issue remains in the public eye, French officials said the …

On June 23, 2016, just over half of British voters, 51.9%, backed leaving the European Union, sending shockwaves around the world as the UK began the painful process of divorce from the block. The result also sowed the seeds for one of the most divisive periods in British political history, with the resignation of two …

IOn a lighted pitch, 20 women run along a pitch kicking, bouncing and passing the ball during a game of Gaelic football. Sweating it out, players with more experience “pair up” with new members to show them basic skills before they step onto the pitch. It’s a weekday workout like any other, except it takes …

The government is being urged to bring back mask-wearing on public transport and other crowded indoor environments to tackle Ireland’s summer surge of Covid-19. Public health expert Anthony Staines said the country was “flying blind” in terms of monitoring coronavirus cases and said measures should be introduced to help reduce community transmission. 4 There are …

Lakeway artist Bob Rives will present a collection of pencil and charcoal drawings to the Lake Travis Community Library in July as part of his monthly series featuring local creators. The series allows artists to show and sell their art, and Rives has decided to donate any proceeds he makes to the library rather than …

This article is an on-site version of our Inside Politics newsletter. Register here to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox every day of the week Hello. Do you remember when Brexit was “done”? It was a fun week. Inevitably, it returned to the agenda. Some thoughts on the politics and politics of that in …

Police fear an escalation in paramilitary violence following the arrest of prominent loyalist Winston Irvine, a court heard yesterday. he high-profile campaigner, closely associated with the UVF, appeared in Belfast Magistrates’ Court yesterday to face a series of charges over a cache of arms and ammunition recovered from his car this week. And it emerged …

A teenager who died in a car crash in Cavan has been described as a talented footballer who had “so much to live for”. Luke Byrne, 17, from Corlough in County Cavan was seriously injured when the car he was a passenger in collided with a lorry on Thursday evening. The teenager, who was with …

A man in his 40s who was killed in an accident in Magherafelt on Tuesday night has been named locally as Cookstown man Ainslie Gordon. The father of two children Tyrone Company traveled on a motorcycle collided with a tractor on the road to Aughrim near Magherafelt. A former member of the Sons of William …

A longtime educator completes her first year as a theater arts teacher at an Alvin ISD high school by returning to the fictional Lone Star community of Tugaloo in “Doublewide, Texas,” June 10-19 at the Pasadena Little Theater. In 2019, Heidi Scherer made her stage debut as Georgia Dean in comedy when it performed at …

LEWISTON — Members of the Searsport District High School, Mount View High School and Islesboro Central School outdoor athletic programs traveled to Lewiston on Saturday, June 4 to compete in the Class C State Championships. Only one competitor from these three schools has won an individual championship: Searsport senior Ellias Braga in the men’s pole …

The following Jamestown Community College students have been placed on the Full-Time Dean’s List for Academic Excellence in the Spring Semester 2022. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a minimum GPA of 3, 50 during the semester while being enrolled in at least 12 credits. Ajax, Canada: Zalika …

“These are business decisions, and these are questions people should be asking the company. I don’t speak for the company. Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Andy Ireland said he learned of Rinehart’s withdrawal last Friday. “I called the project engineer for Hancock, just to get an idea of ​​the decision, and he said the level of …

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Under-19 head coach Tom Mohan has revealed his 24-man squad for their two friendlies against Iceland next week. Both matches will take place at Pinatar in Spain on Wednesday June 1 and Saturday June 4. They will be part of the last international window for Mohan before the team return to competition …

Monkeypox cases continue to rise across the world, with over 200 suspected or confirmed cases reported in 20 countries. A World Health Organization (WHO) official feared there was community transmission, although the global health body said it could be contained if measures were put in place now , reported Reuters. The Americas and Europe have …

Massachusetts healthcare professionals who provide abortion and gender-affirming care applaud a state Senate decision to protect them and their patients from out-of-state lawsuits . The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn Roe vs. Wadewhich established the constitutional right to abortion, states such as Texas and Oklahoma have enacted laws that would allow lawsuits against people …

A community has been ‘stunned’ after a woman was killed in an accident in Co Down. It happened on Newcastle Road near Drumaness outside Ballynahinch on Tuesday May 24. Local MP Cathy Mason said: “The community is stunned after a tragic road accident. Read more:Cyclist with head injury in hospital after serious accident in Belfast …

A Community Partnership for Neighborhood Renewal says it is seeing an increase in poverty levels in its neighborhood. The Crumlin/Ardoyne Neighborhood Renewal Partnership established a 10-year plan, from 2020 to 2030, in which community groups came together and highlighted some of the key issues in the region. These included poor health, low skills and education, …

Sara McManus and the Women’s National Team are hosting a camp at Winskill Park ahead of this summer’s World Cup and Commonwealth Games in Europe Sara McManus will be back on her home turf later this month as she prepares to add at least two more chapters this summer to her decorated international field hockey …

History links LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell Men’s Basketball Head Coach Pat Duquette announced the hiring of Matt Graves as his new assistant coach. Graves comes to UMass Lowell after recently serving as a men’s basketball assistant coach at Clark University. “We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our program and look …

CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of information and statistics regarding domestic violence (intimate partner). According to Centers for the Control and Prevention of Disasters, intimate partner violence includes victimization by current and former spouses or current and former dating partners. The violence can include physical, sexual, emotional and economic abuse, according to the …

After fleeing Kyiv with her four-year-old daughter two months ago following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Olha Khoroshevska knows better than anyone what Ukrainian refugees need when they first arrive in Ireland. time. Ms Khoroshevska, who had previously lived in Dublin for two years, has taken up volunteering to help other Ukrainians through the difficult …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Since the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020, The Actors Fund, the 140-year-old organization that provides emergency financial aid and other support services to workers in the performing arts industries, has distributed over $26.8 million in emergency financial assistance – rent, groceries, medication, health insurance premiums – to approximately 17,900 people. The …

The Democratic Unionist Party is to call for an urgent meeting with Boris Johnson to warn him he will block power-sharing at Stormont until Christmas if the Northern Ireland protocol is not changed. A senior party official said he would shift responsibility for Stormont to the Prime Minister: ‘We will say he has a choice: …

The Football Association of Ireland will allocate 2,000 tickets to the Ukrainian refugee community in Ireland for the upcoming UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine at Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 8 June. The FAI has also pledged to donate €100,000 to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal from the proceeds of ticket sales for …

Growing up in a small town in the west of Ireland, we rarely had anyone in our immediate group of friends talk about their aspirations to become a garda. It wasn’t something we imagined we could do, and there was an element of feeling sold if either of us did it. It’s just the reality …

InsurTech Covernet, based in Coleraine, has been officially recognized as the Best Workplace™ in Northern Ireland by the Great Place to Work® UK Institute. Established over 40 years ago, Great Place to Work® applies the data and insights of millions of employees working in approximately 10,000 organizations around the world each year to benchmark individual …

MAY 1 From the world famous village of Kiltealy By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice April 30, 2022 Famous Irish tenor Anthony Kearns performs here on May Day Anthony Kearns. Anthony Kearns is one of the greatest Irish tenors in the world. It is not a self-assigned title; rather it has been his since …

The most famous of all Cambodia’s temples is a short cycle from the home of Irishman Donal Mulvey. “I live in Siem Reap, the seat of the Khmer kingdom, which is only 8 km from the temple of Angkor Wat. ” Immortalized in the country’s flag and in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the 12th-century temple …

There’s been a lot of gasp and gasp about Eamon Ryan’s turf ban, but none of it will blow up the house. When the Government TDs vote on private members of Sinn Féin tonight, will anyone turn right up the stairs from the Dáil chambers and enter the opposition hall? The answer to that is …

DUBLIN, Ireland and CHICAGO, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iterum Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: ITRM) (the Company), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing next-generation oral and IV antibiotics to treat infections caused by drug-resistant pathogens in community and hospital settings, today announced two poster presentations at the 32n/a European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and …

The Get Ireland Growing initiative aims to boost conservation and inspire community action by encouraging people to start growing their own food. Energia, one of Ireland’s leading electricity and gas providers, is partnering for the sixth year with the non-profit organization Grow it Yourself (GIY) to kick-start community growth. To sow the seeds of community …

Eganville – Hundreds of children born in the 1950s and 1960s in Ireland were adopted ‘under the table’, leaving them without adoption records or real birth certificates, unable to trace their biological parentage or access information about their biological family. Then came DNA testing through companies such as Ancestry and 23andMe. For Eganville resident William …

I left Belfast in the mid-1970s, certain that Canada would be everything my dysfunctional Northern Ireland was not. Today, nearly half a century later, I’m not so sure. The country of the maple presents lines of faults surprisingly similar to those on our premises. Only too aware that my opinions may surprise, even shock, you …

The local Strabane community is in mourning after the death of famous Holy Cross College teacher, Caroline Browne. The former head of ICT at Tyrone Company the school sadly lost its battle with illness on Sunday, with many alumni and colleagues paying tribute to Caroline. Holy Cross College described Caroline, who had recently retired from …

“It’s actually not that bad,” I gasped, as I jumped under the semi-freezing water. Because it’s not an Irish vacation unless you force yourself into semi-freezing water and tell yourself this is practically the Bahamas. There was, however, the entire Atlantic Ocean between me and the West Indies in the summer of 2021, and I …

Entertain in style: Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancasterfriday april 22 to 6 p.m. EST in New York City (also available to rent Zoom recording)Receipt and signature of the book after Two American-born wives and cousins, politician Nancy Astor and interior designer Nancy Lancaster transformed 20andBritish culture of the century with their inspiration in creating the …

Huckletree’s hubs in Dublin, London and Manchester are set to grow as more companies adapt to flexible working. “From the start of setting up operations in Dublin, we wanted to target the most ambitious and visionary start-ups and scale-ups, building and growing incredible businesses in fast-growing sectors,” said Andrew Lynch, describing the first vision of …

The town of Cobh in Cork is remembering the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this weekend, paying tribute to the 1,504 people who lost their lives on the White Star Liner’s ill-fated maiden voyage. More than 80 members of the British Titanic Society traveled to Cobh for their annual convention and traveled …

Thirty-six Catholic religious congregations in the state donated 450 rooms in convents, retreat centers, former student housing and homes for Ukrainian refugees. The Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland, which represents more than 120 religious congregations, is in talks with the Department of Children and the Irish Refugee Council about its offers. …

Like many Irish people, the bog is part of Manchán Magan. Her father is from Co Longford, so as a child Magan spent summers mowing the lawn on her grandfather’s land. Drinking from tea flasks and being eaten alive by gnats. Neither lake nor land, the peat bog, which occupies a sixth of the country’s …

Localized forums to coordinate responses to the Ukrainian refugee crisis are being set up across Ireland. The government has announced that each local authority in the country will set up a community response forum to help organize efforts to welcome and support the thousands of Ukrainians arriving. The model is similar to one that was …

Who was Ireland’s first Christian missionary? People in Waterford will almost universally answer – and many historians will agree – that it was Declan of Ardmore. From a royal family in the Deise region, he was first taught about Christ by a holy man named Dioma. A strong tradition holds that Declan then traveled to …

Last season’s Dublin hurling final brought Na Fianna and Kilmacud Crokes together in a thrilling encounter won by Stillorgan’s side in extra time. He was also notable for the respective jersey sponsors, the Mater Private (Na Fianna) and Beacon Hospital for the eventual champions. The footballers added their county title and made it through to …

This is the endangered lake that has stopped disappearing. Lough Funshinagh in the west of Ireland was draining through a ‘swallow hole’ as if someone had unplugged a bath, but for some unknown reason nature’s plumbing failed , flooding an area thought to be twice the usual size of the lake. and threatening homes and …

IIreland could see big Oscar wins this year, with Irish actors nominated in key categories including best supporting actor and actress. Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, inspired by his own childhood during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, earned seven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. At Ireland’s Oscars party, the Wilde Oscars, in Los Angeles …

Ireland has failed to tackle a surge in anti-Semitism in the state fueled by online abuse, the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland has told a United Nations body. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has also heard that Jews have been “appalled by the use of anti-Semitic tropes by some members of the Irish …

Ireland and the United Kingdom have officially submitted an initial bid to host Euro 2028 to UEFA. The five associations confirmed in a joint statement issued on Wednesday morning that an “Expression of Interest” (EOI) had been submitted, which has the support of the governments of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Scotland and the Country of …

A national day of remembrance was held in Ireland on Sunday to honor the more than 6,600 people who have died of Covid-19 over the past two years. President Michael D. Higgins began the day of remembrance and reflection by ringing the Peace Bell five times in Áras an Uachtaráin, honoring those who died during …

A coronavirus testing site this month, outside a Hong Kong residential building under lockdown.Credit…Billy HC Kwok for The New York Times Hong Kong has said more than a million people in the city of 7.5 million have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, a worrying milestone for a city battered by …

Ohen Major League Soccer decided to build Centene Stadium in St Louis, the first priority was to honor the “harsh truths of the past”. The 22,500-seat football-specific stadium is designed with a canopy and sits 40 feet below street level. It also sits on the same block that was once part of Mill Creek Valley, …

People in Northern Ireland can offer to sponsor and house people fleeing conflict in Ukraine who have been granted visas under a new government scheme. It is part of a UK-wide scheme to receive those fleeing the Russian invasion, called the ‘Homes for Ukraine Scheme’, and households will be offered £350 a month to participate. …

The city of Dublin, Ohio holds an annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Visit Dublin, Ohio The story goes that it was an Irish surveyor who applied his love for his native Dublin to name a village in central Ohio. That man, John Shields, would be proud to know that this now American town continues to …

One of the less publicized recommendations of the 2019 fixture review task force report was that post-primary competitions in Classes C and D be concluded at the Provincial Finals. The committee’s final report contained 32 recommendations, chief among which were three separate proposals to reshape SFC All-Ireland, and so, unsurprisingly, there was virtually no attention …

As the winter sun rises over Tilting Harbour, Norm Foley is on the beach at Oliver’s Cove, pitchfork in hand, green rubber boots on his Levi’s trouser legs, iPhone in his shirt pocket. The 55-year-old will spend hours that day extracting kelp from the shaggy brown heaps choking the shore, stuffing it into heavy-duty plastic …

A Northern Ireland businessman who led a community appeal for help from Ukraine and then drove it to Poland called the trip “incredible”. Paul Devenny, who runs Enviro Fire Water & Air Ltd in Warrenpoint, County Down, returns home this evening after a 3,000 mile journey to drop off medical and other supplies. The businessman …

The women’s podcast first launched on irishtimes.com in September 2015. We were admittedly a bit late to the party. Two years earlier, Apple had already announced that it had amassed a billion podcast subscribers, and by the time The Women’s Podcast first aired, that newspaper was already churning out a suite of excellent podcasts on …

Dr. Kate DeConinck Keene State College announces the appointment of a new director of its Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Dr. Kate DeConinck, a trained religious anthropologist with expertise in religion in the aftermath of mass tragedies, officially takes office in July, college provost James Beeby announced in a recent email to the …

The Olympic Federation of Ireland issued a statement on Tuesday The Olympic Federation of Ireland has called for an outright ban on the Russian and Belarusian National Olympic Committees. The International Olympic Committee has called on sports federations to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes, officials and teams from international events whenever possible. The British Olympic …

Writer Jan Carson, who comes from an evangelical Protestant background in County Antrim, said she cried when she got her Irish passport in recent years. The author of the recently published novel The Raptures, who won the European Prize for Irish Literature in 2019 for his previous book The Fire Starters, said Brexit “kicked off” …

The drawing breaks the tie in District 6 GREEN BAY — The tie was broken for second place in the April 5 general election for Green Bay City Council District 6. Aron Obrecht will face Steve Campbell, after a casting Monday, February 21 at City Hall. Obrecht and Andrew Gerlach both received 73 votes. Contestants …

WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The past few years have been some of the toughest for public safety in recent memory. Public safety agencies in the United States have had to deal with the arrival of COVID-19, nationwide protests and public unrest following the killing of George Floyd, a historic increase in violent crime and an …

Starting a business is often a difficult undertaking, but embark on a global pandemic when you’re 4,000 miles from home and face a daunting task. But that didn’t deter Mark Kearney and Augustine Schwerin as they aimed to bring the best breakfast sandwiches to Canada’s West Coast. Kearney, originally from Castleknock, Dublin, spent most of …

Big game fishing season kicked off last Tuesday on the Great Western Lakes, but due to the onset of storms Dudley and Eunice, all valid opening day celebrations have been cancelled. However, with Covid on the back foot, it is heartening to hear that anglers and clubs across the country are beginning to resume pre-pandemic …

In social psychology, group narcissism is defined as “the tendency to exaggerate the importance of a group to which one belongs”. Last Saturday before kick-off at the Stade de France, large parts of the Irish rugby community had sunk into collective narcissism. After nine straight home wins, many had mistakenly convinced themselves that Paris would …

Critics in The Irish Times this Saturday are Keith Duggan on Rob Davies’ Jackpot and Patrick Foster’s Might Bite; Mia Levitin on We Were Young by Niamh Campbell; Seán Hewitt on Best New Poetry; Wendy Erskine on How to Gut a Fish by Sheila Armstrong; Carol Ballantine on Mia Döring’s Any Girl; Paul Howard in …

The Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick’s Annual Banquet and Gathering will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at Front Street Station. Cocktails are at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. The banquet remains the oldest event celebrating the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The Friendly Sons and Daughters were …

The closure of Catholic churches has become increasingly common in many countries as declining church attendance highlights the oversupply of religious infrastructure. While few Catholic churches have closed in Ireland so far, one church has been torn down and replaced by a much smaller one. This was the Parish Church of the Annunciation on Cappagh …

Tim LucyChief Executive of Cork County Council, on Cork Port’s unique economy Just as a rising tide lifts all ships, Cork Harbor serves as an economic and cultural engine for the South of Ireland. It is one of our country’s greatest assets. Its strategic value has transformed and evolved with the nation throughout its 1,400 …

At its January meeting, the big issue for Skreen-Dromard Community Council in West Co Sligo was how quickly badminton and social dancing could resume at the local venue as Covid restrictions unfold relax. But when community representatives gathered last Tuesday evening, the mood was grim. The only item on the agenda was how to respond …

Why do Northern Ireland’s political institutions – which enjoy widespread, albeit grudging, acceptance across the community – face a grave looming crisis? The answer lies not only in the destabilizing effect of Brexit, but also in the effect of Theresa May’s surprisingly poor performance in the 2017 general election. The DUP by contrast recorded a …

A community initiative in Co Fermanagh is helping men come together and tackle social isolation as the region emerges from Covid-19 restrictions. The Men’s Shed Fermanagh group brings together local men to participate in activities such as carpentry and upholstery. The group meets several times a week just outside Enniskillen and is mainly made up …

A “total change in attitude” is needed to ensure that the country’s countryside, coastal areas and mountains are accessible to all people without reluctance from landowners and farmers, the group Keep Ireland Open ( KIO). Legislation is urgently needed to “strengthen the common law right of ordinary citizens to walk around their countryside,” said Michael …

Pictured (L-R): Natalie Hayes and Neil Mulholland of Elliott Duffy Garrett and Gareth McGleenon, Deputy Managing Director of Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke Belfast-based Elliott Duffy Garrett (EDG) has pledged his support for the new ‘Will You?’ from Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS). fundraising campaign for its long revolutionary Covid recovery service. …

A Co Down man who has been in rehab for nine years and has set up his own charity has urged the executive to ‘step up’ and tackle the mental health epidemic he says is sweeping the youth of North Ireland. aul Lavery formed Newcastle Community Outreach (NCO) nearly four years ago and launched an …

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision to grant Clare County Council orders requiring members of the Irish Traveler community to vacate lands on which they had resided for several years. The council had obtained a High Court injunction requiring Bernard and Helen McDonagh, and their family members, to vacate council owned land in Cahercallamore, …