First met Dermot in 1986
THE KILLERS of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe showed no mercy when they shot the father-of-two at close range. Senior officers say the armed robbers, who gunned him down in cold blood with a shotgun, were intent on murdering him as he approached them at the Lordship Credit Union outside Dundalk.
Dear Madam, Congratulations on a comprehensive article by Michael Moran recently on the future of the disused Claremorris-Collooney rail line.
WITH JENNY MCCUDDEN THE SUBJECT matter of the email said ' BAD NEWS' in bold block capitals. My friend Helen was never one to exaggerate.
BRIAN LEYDEN YOU'RE probably done spending by now on the January Sales and with luck you nabbed some great bargains. I was taking a look around town myself the other day when I walked past PJ Coleman's empty shop. It saddened me to see the place shut. It also made me think of a...
WITH JENNY MCCUDDEN SLIGO HAS an abundance of beautiful beaches, many unspoilt, empty...
WITH JENNY MCCUDDEN Dear Madam,
NIALL DELANEY ITHINK some people have been missing the point in the past few weeks in the debate over the escalation in rural crime, and crimes against the elderly. The populist approach, and indeed the political one, for those who shamefully see fit to make this a political issue, is that all this...
NIALL DELANEY THE SAVAGE and terrible events in Algeria over the past week are a sombre and terrifying reminder to us all of the dangers posed by militants bent on creating mayhem. More than 80 people have died, both hostages and Islamist fighters who assaulted the BP Gas plant in the Algerian desert, murdering some captives in cold blood, in what was the worst international...
WITH JENNY MCCUDDEN IN THE run up to Christmas Northern Ireland was anything but festive. News reports highlighted a sort of mob mentality as loyalists draped in Union Jacks assembled with purpose.
WITH JENNY MCCUDDEN SMALL THOUGH Ireland is, it sometimes seems like two countries, made up not of North and South but those inside the pale and those outside - a troublesome lot who have been nothing but a source of bother this past 800 years and more.
MARIAN HARKIN LAST YEAR I promised I would try to be realistic/optimistic rather than realistic/pessimistic. Like all good New Year resolutions I sometimes slipped but I did try to see the glass as half full rather than as half empty.
CANON NIALL AHERN ANEW YEAR has dawned. We are beginning again. Or is it the same old routine? Are we so apathetic or disillusioned or just so tired that we do not have the capacity to move into new hope? A New Year beckons us to change. But let the change start with ourselves. Mahatma...
BRIAN LEYDEN THROUGHOUT 2013 we are being encouraged to open our arms to...
BRIAN LEYDEN Dear Madam,
BRIAN LEYDEN HARDLY A week has gone by in recent times without media revelations of yet another ugly incident of Internet bullying, sometimes with tragic consequences. It has the appearance - but wrongly so - of an epidemic and those in the Government, and elsewhere, with a leaning towards censorship would be happy to impose yet more freedom of speech restrictions in an...
EMMA GALLAGHER BRIAN BERRY "Try to get fit and cut out all the bad stuff, especially as we survived the end of the world!" JAMES GRENNAN "Not to make any resolutions!" ANNE ROPER "No, I don't usually do them.
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