Tag : ireland

Repeal the 8th

9 months ago / 0 comments

In late May 2018, the Republic of Ireland, still considered the most intransigent Catholic state in the world, will hold a referendum on repealing the 1983 eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. Currently, the eighth amendment outlaws abortion by giving the life of the foetus equal value to the mother’s, ... Read More

Six Nations Opening Weekend

9 months ago / 0 comments

The first round of the Six Nations saw some surprising score lines as well as some of the usual suspects Italy vs England (15-46)  England looked very comfortable against Italy, which most people expected. Anthony Watson was Man of the Match, scoring two tries, but the biggest performance for England … Read More

The Wonders of Ulster

2 years ago / 0 comments

Malin-Head, Inishowen, Donegal: Malin-Head something of rare and rural beauty. You can climb Banba’s Crown and be standing at the most Northern point in Ireland and guess what? It’s not even in Northern Ireland, logic. On a windy day you’ll be graced with the Atlantic slamming against the cliffs, on … Read More

Twenty-ninth time lucky for Ireland

2 years ago / 0 comments

This past weekend marked the start of the autumn internationals where the Southern Hemisphere teams travel to the North in a battle to see whose brand of rugby is superior. The rugby powerhouses of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina will all be in action against the Six Nations … Read More

The Rugby World Cup Weekly Review

3 years ago / 0 comments

Group A Wales 23 – 13 Fiji A tired-looking Wales were run close by the Pacific islanders, who at one point in the second half looked like they could take the lead. However, the reliable boot of Dan Biggar steered them to safety and through to the quarter-finals. England 13 … Read More

Six Nations Review: England and Ireland pull ahead of the rest

4 years ago / 0 comments

This round of matches delivered the same results as the respective fixtures last year, yet the final day drama of last year was not quite matched in this years second round. Predictably after all the attention on the matter, the weekend began with another incident of concussion, after Mike brown … Read More

Stage set for Six Nations spectacle

4 years ago / 0 comments

There are few arenas more intimidating or spectacular than Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium on a wintery Friday night, but such a colosseum of noise, passion and hostility is what awaits an injury-stricken England in the 2015 Six Nations opener. Stuart Lancasters men return to the scene of their greatest humiliation in … Read More

TV | The Walshes – 'Original, touching and very, very funny'

5 years ago / 0 comments

This new sitcom, from Graham Linehan deserves all the recognition it can get. What The Walshes does with this base is something original, touching, and very, very funny.

Sport | Six Nations – Triple crown in sight for England

5 years ago / 0 comments

One of the most exciting Six Nations for many years enters its fourth and penultimate round this week, with Ireland hosting Italy at the Aviva Stadium as they attempt to rekindle their championship hopes, Scotland hosting France at Murrayfield as they push for back to back wins and England facing Wales as they … Read More

Sport – Six Nations – Home nations flourish as England set up triple crown showdown

5 years ago / 0 comments

England – Ireland England put in an industrious performance to end Irish hopes of a grand slam with 13-10 defeat of Ireland. England’s victory also opens this years competition wide open in what was also Brian O’driscoll’s 139th no scoring threat until an Owen Farrell penalty in the 24 minute. he second half however … Read More