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Insider notes with amusement that the past three years have been catastrophic times for what, in the fantastic place that is the mind of the average Irish Times or Guardian journalist, passes for the 'the political centre'.
Even if you disagree on whether to have it late in the morning or early in the afternoon, brunch is surely one of the best parts of modern-day food culture.
The following piece is an extract from a speech made by chairperson of Independent People with Disabilities (IPwD), Mark Ahern, at the group’s recent AGM:
Being angry or emotionally upset or engaging in heavy physical exertion may trigger a heart attack, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Tribeton is on Merchants Road, in the building formerly known as McDonagh’s which dates from 1825 and features flourishes that reflect its art deco origins. In a previous life this building was the administration area for McDonagh’s timber yard across the street, where the Eyre Square Shopping Centre now stands, and the site of the beginning of the big fire of 1971. This inferno spread throughout a six acre block, causing an estimated £2 million worth of damage to 26 premises. Some of us will remember fondly going to McDonagh's paint and hardware to see the wire pulley system that took orders and receipts on a Willy-Wonkaesque journey overhead. It has had many reinventions since then, as a furniture and lighting store, a media centre for the Volvo Ocean Race, and an art gallery for the Galway International Arts Festival. Most recently it was a homeware store and woollens shop, stuffed full of tables and chairs, cushions, and jumpers.
In advance of the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Ireland in June, the Mayo North Heritage Centre has announced that it has traced the origins of the vice president’s maternal lineage, that of the Blewitts of Co Mayo, to the area of Garden Street in Ballina.
Dr Siobhán Howard, from Breaffy, Castlebar, and lecturer in psychology in Mary Immaculate College (MIC) was recently awarded a 2016 Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant to fund a research project studying the biological stress reactions of military veterans.
"LESS THAN two weeks till we hit #Ireland & #Wales for the first time in years," New York singer-songwriter Jesse Malin declared recently on his website. That time is even closer now as he plays the Róisín Dubh on Thursday September 10 at 9pm.