Ed Sheeran was all smiles at The Desolation Of Smaug’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, when he posed for photographers at the black carpet. The Irish ballad singer penned and performed the main song for the film, after being tapped by director Peter Jackson, who brought him on location to New Zealand... Show More Summary
By Tom Lydon: Exchange traded fund benchmark indices can change over time, removing and adding components, and BlackRock's iShares has updated its Ireland ETF to better follow Irish company exposure. The iShares MSCI Ireland Capped Index...Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's systems crash that left more than 1 million British and Irish customers unable to withdraw cash or pay for goods on Monday has revived concerns about the resilience of the state-backed bank's technology.
In new film Philomena, Dame Judi Dench stars as the titular Philomena Lee, an Irish woman searching for her long-lost son. The performances of Dench and co-star Steve Coogan carry the film, which is an enjoyable personal tale as well...Show More Summary
In an interview with The Millions, Irish author Kevin Barry discusses the distinction between “Catholic fucking prose” and “Protestant fucking prose”: TM: Flannery O’Connor wrote — and I once heard [Barry] Hannah echo this — that the South is “Christ-haunted.” Is it the same for Ireland, with the huge Catholic and smaller Protestant presences? KB: […]
Guardian: A solicitor in Leicester has helped Irish clients escape more than €1bn (£798m) of debt by taking advantage of a booming trade in?
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By Brian KeoghBrian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission. Rory...Show More Summary
Harsh words today from Tom Kelly in his Irish News column when he accuses the Chief Constable of living in Narnia if he thinks the rest of us believe that loyalist paramilitaries are not behind the orchestration of violence in recent weeks. This morning Newshound links to this feature in the Belfast Telegraph: A mother […]
No one in Irish political journalism does Shakespearean allusion with more flair than John Drennan. He may be wrong about the timing of the end of the Sinn Fein President’s political career, but he’s certainly right that Adams’ career is more easily accounted for by reference to literary as opposed to purely political figures. The […]
STANFORD, Calif. — As the Notre Dame team limped into the dark California night, you saw firsthand the injuries that have accumulated. After the Irish's hard-fought 27-20 loss to No. 8 Stanford, you couldn't help but notice the crutches...Show More Summary
Notre Dame suffered its fourth loss of the regular season Saturday evening, falling, 27-20, at the hands of then-eighth-ranked Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. The Irish were in it until the bitter end due to a gutty performance from their...Show More Summary
Notre Dame vs. Stanford—7 p.m. EST, FOX Seeking to avenge last season's nail-biting 20-13 overtime loss at the hands of Notre Dame, Stanford hosts the Irish Saturday evening on The Farm in the 28th edition of the rivalry. Despite the...Show More Summary
Wonderful story here of an Irish farm cat owned by Ronan and Emma Lally, from Clara, Co. Offaly. Last week, their cat, Della, surprised them by adopting three lost ducklings. Della surprised them again when they found she had three kittens born only the hour before. Peeps. You know what this means? What on earth could three […]
Stanford and Notre Dame renew their rivalry when the two meet on Saturday night. Heading into the game, the 9-2 Cardinal are opening up as heavy favorites against the 8-3 Fighting Irish. According to Vegas Insider, they favored by -14. It's...Show More Summary
Today is a "Where's Waldo" edition of Friday catblogging, except that Domino is a lot easier to find than Waldo. Our quilt this week is another double Irish chain. Thanks to poor planning on my part, nearly all of our Irish chain quilts got backloaded into the end of the year, which is why you're seeing a bunch of them lately. Show More Summary
The Stanford Cardinal have won 12 of 13 home games against ranked opponents since 2009, which is important to consider when making your college football picks Saturday, as they prepare to host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Stanford...Show More Summary
Ever wondered why nearly all our Northern Ireland MEPs have been Eurosceptic (with the exception of the SDLP) whilst those in the south have been almost universally Europhile? John Coakley on the remarkably protean nature of Irish identity, and it’s willingness to engage with wider notions of European identity… It may well be the case […]
The Stanford Cardinal and Notre Dame Fighting Irish renew their annual rivalry on Saturday, as eighth-ranked Stanford takes on an Irish squad that has three losses and is nowhere near the powerhouse of a season ago. The Cardinal will...Show More Summary
DNA testing of Irish pork revealed that a big amount of non-Irish pork is labelled as Irish, this has resulted in The Irish Farmers’Association (IFA) to push for mandatory labelling of pork products with the Country of Origin.