Carlow is a county in Ireland.
Sir — The piece by Niall Toner on May 15 on the rental market (‘The only way is up’) stated that the latest Daft.ie report “made grim reading for renters” and quotes a range of numbers as if they were rents paid by the average sitting tenant in Ireland — that is, the more than 300,000 registered rental units in the State.
Last Tuesday an angler testing a newly acquired spinning rod hooked a 2lb sea trout in the Atlantic. Having measured and weighed his catch he duly released it back into the ocean off the south Kerry coast. I’m afraid I would have kept it for the pan! The Kerry weather was pleasant, unlike much of the country struggling through rain, wind and low temperatures trying to shake off winter’s tentacles.
Gardaí are now examining 39 complaints against former Irish hockey player Catriona Carey after more people came forward with allegations of fraud regarding her asset management company.
Days before Austria went back into lockdown to tackle a fourth wave of the pandemic, Dublin-based restaurateur Gareth ‘Gaz’ Smith was back in his old stomping ground of Vienna to blow off some steam. Surveying the once-busy Mariahilfer Strasse shopping street from the rooftop of his hotel, Smith – who spent six years working in the Austrian capital before returning to Ireland – spotted just four people.
It is March 2016. John Whelan has called me. I know John, but not so well. We have previously met at meetings in support of victims of murder. There will be a new group forming to put pressure on sentencing and parole reform in Ireland. Would I like to be a part of it?
Wherever Anthony Horowitz goes, murder is soon to follow. Just ask the good people of Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands, which lived blissfully free of killers in their midst until the mystery writer turned up to a literary festival there.
1 DROMANA HOUSE AND GARDENS CAPPOQUIN, CO WATERFORD Atop a cliff on the River Blackwater, Dromana House has been home to the Villiers-Stuart family for 800 years. The latest chapter in the estate’s colourful history involves the rediscovery of a lost garden.
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