Tue, Jun 30, 2015
The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.
Rory O'Neill, aka Panti Bliss, the drag queen and entertainer, who by virtue of the 'Panti-gate' controversy became a spokesperson for gay rights in Ireland and a pivotal figure in the drive for marriage equality, was in Canada when he heard that gay marriage had become legal in south of the border.
"I was in Toronto for the Pride festival when we heard," Rory tells me during our Monday morning interview. "It was great news, but in Canada they've had gay marriage for about 10 years, so it would have been even more fun to have been in New York. I had just been to New York to stage my show High Heels In Low Places, and eveybody knew the Supreme Court decision was coming. They were waiting for it."
Supermac’s Managing Director Pat McDonagh travelled to Alicante today to personally deliver to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) Supermac’s submission in the objection lodged by McDonald’s against the company. The submission follows McDonald’s objection to Supermac’s application to have their company name trademark registered across the EU.
THE BEST science-fiction writers do not just write about fantastical worlds in far flung galaxies, their work, be it that of HG Wells, Philip K Dick, or Arthur C Clarke, reflects on the contemporary world, and looks deeply at how technology and society may develop in the future.
How has the property market been for you Jan-May 2015? Austin McInerney: "Hectic with a significant return of buyer confidence, property sales have increased to a level not seen for years - coupled with a severe shortage of supply making it a very competitive market indeed. Property priced according to the current market should be sale agreed within one month or less."
Fortunate to survive a tricky test from North End United in the FAI Cup, Galway United are back in Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow evening when they host Cork City in the SSE Aitricity League premier division.
More than a quarter (27 per cent) of consumers in Ireland with a car loan have no idea what interest rate they are paying on their motoring finance, according to research recently released by Volkswagen.
Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa is celebrating the launch of The Chef’s Table, a concept restaurant created by newly appointed and award winning executive head chef, Stefan Matz.
In theory, home is where we all should feel the safest. It should be a refuge for all of us lucky to have a place to call home. It is the place where you can truly be yourself, far away from the pretence of modern life where, as characters in the great play of life, you learn your lines and your role before you walk out each day to act out your part.