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Has the planet declared war on humanity over the last year? It certainly seems so as we witness one destructive storm after another in Ireland, heatwaves across Europe and southern Africa, hurricanes leaving trails of destruction from the Bahamas to Mexico, wildfires from Greenland and Siberia to Australia, melting ice from Antarctica to the Arctic, droughts in India, locust swarms in east Africa, increasing acidification of the oceans leading to the loss of a third of the largest structure on earth (Great Barrier Reef), city dwellers dying from poisonous air, flooding at crisis levels on every continent, soils becoming less fertile, and birds disappearing from the skies, insects from the fields and fish from the oceans.
Paddy Breslin - Sydney, Australia
Watching trends in the accommodation sector in Ireland is always interesting. Recently we have seen a number of high profile four and five star hotels engage in multi-million euro refurbishment programmes, essential work if we are to compete with the rest of the world. However, there are still many establishments that have been short on the maintenance and refurbishment front for a number of years. As prices rise again customers are not always seeing an equal increase in standards. While hotels undoubtedly benefit from investment, as salubrious as these premises may become, they will ultimately fail to impress unless the standards of staff, service, and food matches and complements the surroundings.
‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’ was the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which took place at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, recently.
I FIRST heard Neil McCarthy read his poems in 1998 at the open-mic in the now long defunct Apostasy Café, Dominick Street, back when Neil was a university student, Bertie Ahern was popular, and history had temporarily ended.
TONGA'S road to the World Cup starts at Thomond Park where head coach Toutai Kefu will revive one of the fondest memories of his playing career.
Apart from overcrowding and disease, the biggest problem in many of the workhouses was the behaviour of young women. The women, who perhaps had been brought there as children, were now adolescent, many of them unruly and wild. They tended to be the most troublesome, involved in fighting and, on occasions, rioting. Their behaviour resulted from boredom. While males could be employed breaking stones, or farm work, there were not enough jobs for females, and no effort made to educate them or train them in any skill. By June 1850 in the Mountbellew workhouse, Co Galway, females made up 60 per cent of the inmate population. Three hundred and eighty two were adult; while 199 were aged between nine and 15 years.
NEXT THURSDAY, March 9 at 6pm, the Galway City Library will host the launch of what is sure to be one of the best Irish novels of this year - Ithaca by Galway writer Alan McMonagle, and published by Picador.
Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Volkswagen Group’s models arose, the German carmaker says that it has largely concluded the clarification of the matter.