Mayo’s chance to finally banish demons of the past

Inside Track with John McIntyre SIX times Mayo footballers have been beaten in All-Ireland finals since 1989 and on each occasion, they have fallen short – and badly short in their three September showdowns...

Philosophical Facebook leaves you with real questions to ponder

A Different View with Dave O’Connell The world finally turned full circle last week when Facebook asked me what must be the ultimate philosophical question – do I really know myself? ...

Party strategy meetings tread water as voter anger gives way to indifference

World of Politics with Harry McGee I'm writing this from Waterford where Fianna Fáil is holding its annual September strategy meeting – or think-in to use the more vulgarian but widely inaccurate term. In...

Derek’s new ginger beard – yay or nay?

Bradley Bytes – A Sort of Political Column by Dara Bradley Derek Nolan has a new look – a ginger beard. Or at least ginger stubble; he’s too fresh-faced for a full-on beard. ...

Big hurling festival in Galway has strong international flavor

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon AS the International Hurling Festival, taking place in the city and county from September 18 to 21, draws closer, the final preparations are being put in place by Aer...

There’s sense to be found in nature’s symmetry!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley The swallows are still here, but not for long. They’re waiting for the right wind to blow and carry them away towards Africa. I wonder which way they’ll go:...


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