SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Thanksgiving is mere days away, and Notre Dame football finds itself stumbling down the homestretch of the season. Currently riding a three-game losing skid, the Irish are 7-4 after a 6-0 start—a peak that seems so long ago. Show More Summary
by Bill Pearis London trio The Drink formed around Irish songwriter Dearbhla Minogue and rhythm section Daniel Fordham and David Stewart, both formerly of Fighting Kites. Minogue's an idiosyncratic songwriter who doesn't seem capable of writing "normal" pop, though she...
Stephanie Roche shot to fame last season with an outrageous goal that was recently nominated for the esteemed Puskas award. As the only woman on the list, French TV tracked down the Irish forward who currently plays for French club ASPTT Albi. The TV channel filmed the 25 year old Stephanie Roche attempting to recreate […]
Last year we showed you Irish artist Hozier's music video called "Take Me To Church", which took a very stark, brutal look at the violence and bigotry enacted upon LGBT citizens, in Russia in particular. Artist Mister Chase was clearly...
So what did the Monday papers think of the DUP’s weekend conference in La Mon? In an Irish Times opinion piece under the headline of “DUP leader’s subtle message of co-operation to end gridlock” Gerry Moriarty pulled out Peter Robinson’s statement – buried in his speech – about the need for the DUP and Sinn more...
SendMyBag has come a long way since being unceremoniously rejected by investors on the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den. Shortly after, the Northern Irish startup, which offers a shipping service that picks up the slack left by airlines who no longer want to take your luggage, raised a modest seed round. Show More Summary
Anon: 'Blood Money: How Isis makes up to €4.5m a day' Irish Examiner Saturday, November 22, 2014. This is quite a detailed article, and the bit about antiquities is right at the end (but it also contains the controversial "second biggest source of revenue" quote). Show More Summary
Tonight’s musical interlude is by a charming and talented Irish soul singer – and no, that’s not an oxymoron – named Hozier. Courtesy of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. In other news...
Chelsea are planning a summer move for Everton’s Seamus Coleman, according to The Mail. The paper claim that Jose Mourinho has been monitoring the Irish full-back closely, and is prepared to place a 20 million pound bid for his this summer. Chelsea are brimming with talent in their left-back berth, with Filipe Luis playing understudy […]
Common People by Alison Light (Fig Tree, £20) is a shot in the arm for family historians like me. Her wise, wide-ranging interpretations of her family’s past elevate our dusty… Continue reading The post Spectator books of the year: Charlotte Moore enjoyed Barry’s novel on Irish drunkenness appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tommy McAnairey, a guitar-strumming descendent of literal canaries from the coal mines, warns of carbon monoxide poisoning in this beautifully rendered PSA from Irish studio Piranha Bar. Making of From Piranha Bar Creative Director Gavin Kelly: Things got very technical as the studio embarked on creating the feathers for the character – a challenging mix... Read more »
A couple of weeks ago I wrote this piece: Where the hell is Athlone, Ireland and why am I planning to go there? One of the comments on my article is, “An interesting proposition – letting hotel rates determine your destination/itinerary.” People have many different reasons for choosing hotels. Show More Summary
He’s been in the headlines recently over his comments about the Irish Language during question time in the Assembly and normally it is Sammy Wilson who grabs the headlines at a DUP conference for an interesting speech, but this year Gregory Campbell unbowed continued with his remarks and brought some visual aids to demonstrate his more...
I know a lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were hoping to see Conor McGregor make a run at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title, currently held by Brazilian heartbreaker Jose Aldo, but Frankie Edgar just ran over the No. Show More Summary
As Notre Dame football’s season continues to crumble, this time the story was less about turnovers or sloppy play from quarterback Everett Golson in Louisville’s 31-28 win over the Irish on Saturday. Sure, Golson ’s second-quarter interception came at his own 14-yard line and prompted a Louisville field goal. Show More Summary
Notre Dame's once promising season is officially in free fall. After having the defending national champions on the ropes and missing their opportunity at a knockout punch, it's the Irish looking punch drunk and woozy as they close out...Show More Summary
Just had to share this one. We made the trek north to South Bend this morning and what a great experience. Beautiful campus, tons of tradition and very friendly fans. As much as it pained my Irish Catholic heart to root against the home team, seeing my Cards get a win in their first ever…
After their 31-28 loss to the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have now dropped three games in a row as their late-season meltdown continues. Bleacher Report College Football Analysts Michael Felder and Adam Kramer discuss the demise of the Fighting Irish. Show More Summary
Notre Dame’s defense couldn’t contain Louisville’s rushing attack as the Cardinals took advantage of the battered Irish unit en route to a 31-28 victory at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame's senior day didn't exactly go according to plan, as Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals rolled into South Bend and defeated the Fighting Irish, 31-28. Yet the victory didn't come easy for the visiting team. A solid kickoff return by Amir Carlisle put Notre Dame in great starting field position at the team's own 47-yard line. Show More Summary