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What a time to be alive. The window for action on climate change is rapidly closing; democratic politics are under threat from a resurgent far-right in many of the world's most influential countries; and there are few obvious reasons for hope or optimism.
Official statistics released this week by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI ) show that the total new car registrations for the month of August are down 13.3 percent (5,131) when compared with August 2018 (5,921).
President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, Verona Murphy has called on industry bodies and political commentators to exercise high levels of sensitivity in their public comments on Brexit in the coming weeks. In particular the IRHA President said that any alarmist or incendiary remarks will be seized upon by those driving for a hard Brexit in the UK.
September heralds the resumption of political activity with party think-ins and shadow boxing between the various parties preceding the return of the Dáil in the middle of the month.
I suppose the hurling final was the event of the weekend. But the result was disappointing, in that the gap between Kilkenny and Tipperary was 14 points, which did not indicate a very close game. Nonetheless, it is always exciting to see hurling played at a very high level, which this was, and the prowess and skill of the combatants on each team was not in doubt.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, says that Brexit is a real threat to the Agri-sector in Mayo and that every effort from government should be made to support farmers in the West.
BREXIT PARTY MEPs showed, not only their ignorance and bad manners when turning their backs on musicians in the European Parliament, but their cultural cretinism in disrespecting 'Ode to Joy', the final movement of Beethoven's magnificent 9th Symphony.
Farmers in the west of Ireland are facing into a "potential Armageddon if a no deal Brexit happens", which is why the Government and the EU must be forthcoming with supports for those working in the Agri-sector.
A high level conference on ‘Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations’ with leading figures in politics, business, journalism and academia will take place at NUI Galway on Thursday, 28 February and Friday, March 1. The event has been co-organised by the University’s Moore Institute, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast.
We might call last weekend’s rugby a success, but I call it a qualified success, and I’ll explain that as I go on. Firstly, the women played a magnificent game and triumphed over Scotland. Likewise, the under 20 team had a significant win in their joust with Scotland. So now we come to the big one last Saturday, Ireland versus Scotland. I settled myself down to look at it, turned off my telephone and my email and decided I would wallow in what I hoped would be a victory.