A Welsh council is considering making St David’s Day a public holiday for its workers. Gwynedd Council Cabinet will meet on Tuesday January 18 to discuss plans to make March 1 a public holiday for council workers. The meeting comes after the UK government refused to delegate power to allow Wales to create its own …

Sitting in the archives of the Archdiocese of Chicago, I came across a woman who would become a leading figure in my research on the Irish in Chicago. A letter from Mother Agatha O’Brien requesting more funds to support the work of the Sisters of Mercy, a small group of women who had established the …

A professor of immunology at Maynooth University said it appears the Omicron wave has peaked, but it’s “difficult to be completely sure”. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Prof Paul Moynagh said testing has recently been “really overcrowded” and the positivity rate has been very high, but looking at the numbers over the past few days …

Saturday morning we attended the wake for Ashling Murphy in Cork. The sight of hundreds of people in solidarity was very moving and an urgent question loomed in shock and silence: “How can we prevent this from happening again? The need for all of us to speak out against all forms of gender discrimination is …

Two-time Young Footballer of the Year, Oisin Mullin chose to reject a professional career with AFL club Geelong to stay in Ireland and continue playing with Mayo and his club Kilmaine. After weeks of deliberation, Mayo GAA confirmed Mullin’s decision tonight, which is a huge boost for All Ireland’s beaten finalists in 2021. Resigned to …

and Detained protesters in Cuba face up to 30 years in prison as they face the island’s largest and most punitive mass trials since the early years of the revolution. Prosecutors last week tried more than 60 citizens charged with crimes, including sedition, for participating in protests against the country’s economic crisis over the summer, …

Conveniently located for both Antrim city and the M2 to Belfast, Randalstown has undergone a transformation in recent years that has put it on the map as a place to live, shop and explore . Despite the hardships the pandemic has imposed on Northern Ireland’s high streets, independent businesses have continued to do all they …

Game 16: vs. #21/18 North Carolina (14-1, 4-1) When: Sunday January 16 | 1 p.m. ET Or: South Bend, IN | Purcell Pavilion Look: NSR | Marquee Network locally Listen: 99.9WQLQ-FM | ND radio network Remarks Notes N/A | UNC Ratings Social: @NDWBB NOTRE DAME, Ind. –The Purcell Pavilion will be a feast for the …

A vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into agricultural tools. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will be turned into plowshares and spears will become billhooks. But sometimes, in our modern world, it happens that bitter enemies with blood on their respective hands wake up and realize that compromise is …

Australian bank Westpac has taken the decision to charge higher interest rates on payments made through its credit cards. Customers will now have to pay more interest on what Westpac calls “near-cash” payments, which include transactions drawn in favor of online gambling accounts. Westpac will charge 22.95% interest on cash advances All payments that were …