The Olympic homecoming
Nicola Anderson and Caroline Crawford bring us into the heart, spirit and joy of homecomings for Katie Taylor and John Joe Nevin as all the Olympic medal winners and athletes get special receptions.
Mick O’Dwyer tells Martin Breheny he won’t be returning as Kerry manager but he’s adamant Jack O’Connor’s successor has every chance of winning an All-Ireland title quite soon.
Veteran Cork defender Sean Og O hAilpin has admitted that Cork’s defeat to Galway “could be my last time” in Croke Park, hinting that retirement is under active consideration.
The sky’s the limit for Rory McIlroy, according to Karl MacGinty as he examines how the Holywood star has taken Tiger Woods’ title and reputation as the most feared golfer in the world.
Sleaze and casual sex - the truth about men and online dating.
Digital Life: Ronan Price on Android and Apple’s battle of the tablets
The hunk with a heart – meeting David Hasselhoff
‘Cars hugged the sheer cliff walls and a sweaty American man with two tummies had a panic attack. The fog on the Conor Pass was as thick as country soup. A local Samaritan drove the hired Ford down the mountain into town.
Then the mist lifted miraculously and as our ears popped there before us was Dingle, town and bay.
In the blue- white distance out west was the faintest trace of the pointy top of the monastic Skellig Rock. Ah but even the most holy of hermits wouldn’t miss the Dingle Races.’
The Economics lecturer has a lesson on savings for us this week:
“The paradox of saving is a feature of the economy as a whole. Remember that at the level of the economy as a whole, my spending is your income. Your income is my spending. Your livelihood depends on me buying your stuff. If I don’t, or if someone like me doesn’t, you become unemployed. The knock on effect is pretty obvious: because no one wants to build houses, construction workers are unemployed, and these construction workers don’t buy big screen TVs. So the guy who sells the big screen TVs goes under.”
Tomorrow is the 65th anniversary of the rape of Nabokov’s Lolita: on August 15th, 1947, the fictional Humbert Humbert - monster, paedophile, scholar, wit and wag – forced himself on his step-daughter, 12-year old Dolores Haze: aka, Lolita. The novel that Vladimir Nabokov wove out of Humbert’s obsessional desire to possess, control and violate this girl – his ‘nymphet’ - is one of the greatest works of fiction in the English language.
Global dairy markets are strengthening on the back of huge falls in supplies in drought stricken America, but domestic supplies are also millions of litres behind last year with a disastrous summer.
New levies by some cash-strapped county councils are forcing farmers to pay tens of thousands to build new sheds, while others continue to exempt new farm structures from all charges.
Atrocious weather forecasts for a crucial week for the country’s grain farmers mean that crops are starting to sprout and lodge in fields.
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