The controversy surrounding the IRFU's decision to dispense with the national anthem and flag goes further than the stated effort to accommodate players from the north of Ireland.
An increase in the numbers of people living rough and drinking in the streets is leading to an upsurge in anti- social behaviour in Limerick.
I enjoyed immensely the Culture night in Dublin Last Friday.
ISME, the Independent Business Organisation has called for remedial action to be taken in the upcoming Budget in the wake of the latest inflation figures, which confirm that even though there was a slight reduction to 4.8% from 5% the previous month, the level of inflation continues to outstrip that of our EU colleagues, placing our trading businesses at a distinct disadvantage.
Opening of Bracken Educate Together National School Delayed to September 24th
On August 27th, Educate Together was requested by the Department of Education and Science to accelerate its plans to open a second school in Balbriggan. Plans were set in place to set up a school to accommodate a list of 32 children who had no places in schools in the area this September. Educate Together agreed to this request and the school was scheduled to open on September 17th.
Apologists for the Ward Union Stag Hunt are losing the run of themselves in their bid to defend a blood sport that even foxhunters consider an embarrassment.
The People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA) have begun a major campaign to halt plans by developer Noel Smyth to build an eight-storey apartment block on a car-park currently used by St Michael's public hospital.
I wish to congratulate Dublin Bus for the recent introduction of the new Volvo Environ 4.0 buses onto Routes 1, 2 and 3 out of Ringsend Garage and onto various Routes operating out of Clontarf Garage.
The more I think about it the more I believe that the latest proposal from Minister for Integration, Conor Lenihan (that of introducing an English-language requirement in the granting of work or residency permits and citizenship applications) are ill-considered.
Large wind power turbines located with well defined concern for the environment could perhaps provide a certain amount of Ireland's future energy requirement, along with other important renewable sources including wave and tidal energy generation. Large wind turbines of over 300 feet in height apparently need to be over surfaces that cause little obstruction to wind flow. The sea has the smoothest surface and the least obstructed wind flow.