If Paul McGinley were a stick of rock, he would surely have a strip of green, white and orange in his center, so patriotic he is about his homeland. Like so many Irish emigrants, he longs for home, and his love for the country returns every time he sets foot on the old grass. This …

The village of Co Tyrone in Donaghmore won first prize at the Ulster in Bloom Awards. The highly regarded annual horticultural, environmental and community competition officially recognizes the finest plant and flower displays in local towns, cities and villages. Donaghmore received the “Village” award at the awards show, recognizing the efforts of community groups like …

A FORMER CEO of a large multinational has been arrested by detectives from the fraud squad as part of an investigation into crimes of theft and deception linked to renovations to his home. Agents from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) questioned the businessman at a south Dublin Garda station after his arrest by …

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has failed to meet his obligations to provide comprehensive abortion services in the region, a High Court judge has ruled. The move will put pressure on the Westminster government to tackle the situation in Northern Ireland, where women are struggling to access safe abortion services more than 18 months after …

Gerry Adams has written a new short story book titled “Black Mountain and Other Stories” published by Brandon Press. The publication is his 18th book, an incredible number considering the life he has led and the demands of his time. There are several touching stories in the collection, particularly those set in the H blocks …

An asylum seeker prepares to protest outside Leinster House today and has pledged to go on a hunger strike as he seeks leave to remain in Ireland. Nadim Hussain, who currently lives at Direct Provision in Cork, is requesting permission to stay in Ireland. Mr Hussain has lived in Cork for three years. Last month, …

Facebook’s main data protection regulator in the European Union is set to take its first decision on a lawsuit against Facebook itself. And it looks like it’s a doozy. The non-profit Noyb privacy campaign today released a draft Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) decision on a complaint filed under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation …

DUBLIN City Council chief executive Owen Keegan apologized to the mayor and councilors for his comment on student housing, admitting that there was an “element of sarcasm” in a controversial letter to the president of the ‘UCD Students Union. r Keegan said he would not resign but said if board members considered his resignation justified, …

Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser has claimed their plan is still to ‘ditch pieces’ of the Brexit treaty. Leo Varadkar, the former Irish Prime Minister, says this suggests the UK government negotiated in bad faith. Varadkar warned the world not to make deals with a government that “does not honor its deals.” Loading Something is …

Blindness comes in many forms and can develop at any age through a variety of different eye conditions. World Sight Day (October 14) is an international awareness day, coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in cooperation with the World Health Organization. Three members of Fight blindness, an Irish charity that funds …