By Emer Mullins As Ireland begins to emerge from its Coronavirus lockdown the national context reminds me of the Billy Joel hit ‘We didn’t start the fire,’ with its staccato allusions to global headline events over a number of years. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen forced, rapid change across every section of Irish society inRead more..
Archive for June 5th, 2020
Tim Robinson: Connemara is a film based on his three Connemara books which have reached international recognition. These publications are Listening to the Wind, The Last Pool of Darkness and A Little Gaelic Kingdom. The film is a visual interpretation of his work as a mapmaker and writer. It’s an atmospheric exploration of landscape, history andRead more..
By Thomas Hauser On June 11, 1982, Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney entered the ring at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for one of the most highly anticipated fights of all time. In some respects, Holmes-Cooney marked the long-overdue end of an era. It was the last major championship bout to be marketed – andRead more..
By Brian Dooley As Bobby Kennedy lay dying on a hotel kitchen floor, we’re told his last words were of concern for those around him who had also been shot. “Is everybody okay?” Kennedy asked. These noble, altruistic last conscious thoughts chime with how many people see him – a champion of the poor, “a good and decent man,Read more..