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‘Most of us don’t want to speak Irish, but we like to have Irish in our lives’, writes the provocative Desmond Fennell, in one of his concluding essays in his just published autobiography.* ‘We cherish Irish, the surveys show, as a precious part of our national heritage. We are glad there are Gaelscoileanna, a Ráidió na Gaeltachta and a TG4; that the destinations of buses are shown in Irish as well as English, and to hear that there is a magazine of news and comment in Irish on the internet. We would not like everything in Ireland to be in English only’.
WHILE THE contribution of Irish Americans to the events of 1916 are well documented, their campaign to undermine British imperial rule in Ireland in the decades before the Great War is often neglected.
With the announcement of the new GAA president just over a fortnight away, Galway's Frank Burke sat down with Matt Cassidy to talk about his campaign to be elected to one of the biggest jobs in Irish sport and only the third Galway man to hold the position.
The Irish Post an Irish diaspora newspaper based in the UK and Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton, Dublin have agreed a transaction in relation to certain business assets of Irish TV subject to approval of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Irish TV which had its headquarters in Westport was placed into liquidation late last year with the loss of over 20 jobs.
The year 2016 was a record year for Irish tourism and the Government's investment in reaching out to our Diaspora appears to be paying off.
THE VODAFONE Comedy Carnival is already underway and this year sees a number of innovations such as Bob’s BlundaBus - a double decker bus parked in Eyre Square, hosting affordable shows for adults and children, including stand-up, gameshows hipster bingo, and podcasts.
With the nominations for the National Q Mark Awards being unveiled, Ireland’s best in business will be out in force this September in Dublin’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel to battle it out for the much coveted National Q Mark Awards.
The chairperson of a Mayo based charity that had organised a day trip to Dublin Zoo has hit out Irish Rail after their groups had to split up and stand in aisles on their return journey from Dublin because the seats they had pre-booked were not reserved from them, she claimed. Áirc Mayo, a charity that supports children with disabilities, had a group of 47 on the trip on Monday including 16 special needs children on the outing to Dublin Zoo.
A surge in cheap UK imports may see used car values plummet and consequently new car sales falling in the wake of Brexit, car data experts Motorcheck.ie have warned.
Claims by the acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly that payment rates to Irish water now stand at 70 per cent will only be confirmed when the controversial utility company publishes the latest payment figures - something it has so far failed to do.