It's tough trying to listen to Joy Division; not because of the sparse, industrial music that compliment Ian Curtis' mournful lyrics and monotone voice can sometimes leave a listener cold, but because it's hard not to think that every song was a suicide note.
Past attempts to introduce a carbon tax in Ireland were contentious and ultimately failed. With the Green Party now in government, Ireland should look to other countries for best practice in carbon policy. By Sheila Killen
In May 2007, Madeleine McCann was reported missing by her parents during their holiday in a Portuguese resort. Within days her disappearance had gone from being a tragic missing person's case into an international media extravaganza. The story has continued to dominate the news agenda for the last six months, regularly making front page news all over the world and filling tens of thousands of column-inches in the process.
Mary McAleese is the living, breathing personification of the colour pale pink – easy on the eye, unthreatening and acceptable to the fashion police. By Justine McCarthy
A report in October's Garda Review says that the number of gardaí now needed to police club soccer matches with more than 3,500 people in attendance is similar to number required to police the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park.
Limerick City Councillors are crying crocodile tears while blaming Clare for increasing traffic chaos in Corbally.
Irish, German and Cuban communists, as well as the many communists from abroad now living and working in Ireland, will come together this week to celebrate the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.
The people of Bray are deeply saddened to hear how two brave firefighers, Brian Murray and Mark O Shaughnessy, lost their lives fighting a fire in a disused factory.
Seven years after they granted Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council a waste licence (August 2000) the EPA are finally having to take a closer look at what was buried at the Ballyogan Landfill.