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Brendan Gleeson paves road to 'Calvary' with soul, wit
An audacious threat is at the core of this compelling darkly comic drama that explores faith and revenge, with a superb performance by Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson paves road to 'Calvary' with soul, wit An audacious threat is at the core of this compelling darkly comic drama that explores faith and revenge, with a superb performance by Brendan ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
From Emerald City to Emerald Isle: Galway, Ireland June 2014
On a recent trip across the pond , I visited another "jewel" ... Ireland . Like Seattle, the island of Eire is called emerald for good reason, it rains a lot.
The Mayo News
Hill farmers furious at IFA sell-out
Anton McNulty The National Executive of the Irish Farmers Association has been accused of selling out hill and commonage farmers by agreeing to Department of Agriculture proposals for a new environmental scheme.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Man trapped after fall
AN elderly man is recovering in hospital after he got wedged between a tree and a wall following a fall.
Man jailed in Sligo hotel sex worker case
A man has been jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to controlling or directing a prostitute in a room in the Clarion Hotel in Sligo.
Offaly native and former Athlone Mayor Austin Berry dies, aged 83
Austin Berry, a native of Offaly who became known for his involvement in traditional music, the Defence Forces, and local politics, died earlier today at the age of 83. Austin was born in a two roomed cottage in Clonshanny, near Ballycumber, in 1930, and grew up in an idyllic 'To School Through The Fields' world, where children went to school ... (more)
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Burundi: Farewell Burundi - End of Term in Sight for Revenue Boss
As I look out my office window directly above the beautiful Lake Tanganyika, with the mountains of Congo barely visible through the haze, I am reminded of the words of William Butler Yeats written about another, very different, lake.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Dust off the jumpers - 'normal' weather service to resume
New Bride Aideen Carey from Finglas enjoys an ice cream with her daughter and flower girl Amelia Daisy as they stop for photos in National Botanic Gardens Dublin on one of the hottest days so far this year.
PE-backed surgical implants maker Innocoll debuts IPO
Innocoll AG has launched its IPO after pricing its 6.5 million shares at $9 per share.
After Fire Destroyed Restaurant, This Owner Continued Paying Staff During 6-Month Rebuild
Bruce Kroll, who owns a Culver's restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, found himself in a tough spot when he discovered that his establishment had burned down last November, according to WKOW.
IPO Preview: Innocoll GmbH
Expects to sell 51% of itself on its IPO, a negative. The price-to-earnings ratio is -5.6, which indicates a high cash burn rate relative to the market cap.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Wall Street Journal
After Cops and Crooks, a Conversion
Moments into " Calvary ," Brendan Gleeson, playing a priest in Ireland, receives a death threat in the confessional.
Crowdfunded Book Up For Biggest Literary Prize
A crowdfunded novel has been nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for the first time in the competition's history.
Rickmansworth man 'completely shocked' by papal honour
A Rickmansworth man has been awarded a papal honour for his years of service to the Roman Catholic Church and his work in the community.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Georgia Straight
Dervish adds its own twist to traditional Celtic sound
Their friendship was forged in innumerable porter-soaked pub sessions playing traditional tunes and songs with the Sligo stamp-brisk and bright, with a touch of swing, as also heard in the playing of legendary fiddlers Michael Coleman and Kevin Burke.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Brother stabbed sibling to death then hanged himself 'after...
Shane Skeffington, 20, stabbed Brandon, 9, to death at their home days before he was due in court on a drugs charge Shane and Brandon Skeffington.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Dervish plays traditional Irish music at The Conway Muse
Dervish, a traditional Irish music group from County Sligo, Ireland, plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at The Conway Muse, 18444 Main St., Conway; and at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Mission Folk Music Festival at the Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, B.C. Dervish is a traditional Irish music group from County Sligo, Ireland, formed ... (more)
Two brothers, aged 9 and 20, found dead in Sligo
He was removed from the scene by air ambulance and taken to Sligo Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Jersey Journal
'No Country' for those away from home
Every so often, I read something that elevates the soul. If fiction can do that, if the writing and story are so exceptional, it should be classified as literature.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Ballinamuck steps back in time to the 1798 Rebellion the 1798 Rebellion
James Hilton looks up in awe at Bernard Arana during the re-enactment of the invasion of the French outside the 98 Hall in Ballinamuck.