Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh, Fuinneamh

An Focal Reads – Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Ava is a Dubliner living in Hong Kong, supporting herself by teaching English to primary school children. She struggles to open up to her fellow teachers and fails to make friends outside of her dysfunctional relationship with Julian and her potentially functional relationship with the busy Edith. Julian lets her live in his apartment rent free in an unacknowledged Friends …


GAA, Hurling, Sports

Hurling Round-up: Limerick Still The Team To Beat, Tony Kelly Keeps Performing and More

What a weekend of hurling! Tony Kelly put away another insane personal score, scoring 1-15  of Clare’s 1-21 as they steamrolled Wexford and secured their place in next weeks All Ireland Quarter-Finals. In the other qualifier, Cork came close against Tipperary but ultimately fell short to last year’s champions. Richie Hogan performed a piece of magic when he came on, …


England v Ireland: Gulf Between Sides Evident in London

Irish players chased shadows around Wembley last night as England comfortably beat Stephen Kenny’s men 3-0. Two first-half goals from Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho followed by a Dominic Calvert-Lewin penalty gave England the victory. Gareth Southgate can be pleased with his side’s performance – he probably knows that it was the easiest challenge they had faced in a while.  …

Slip of the Tongue

by Cian Dalton A nation wept with joy and cringed with second hand embarrassment this week as Micheál Martin called Tánaiste Leo Varadkar ‘Taoiseach’ for the SECOND time in as many days. “What’s important is that the Taoiseach is going to address this issue comprehensively later today and answer any questions that people have….Tánaiste!” said , er, Taoiseach Martin while …

Painting the Toon Red: United Late-Late Show Guarantees Three Points

Manchester United put four past Newcastle United in St. James’ Park on Saturday night. However,  the scoreboard might have flattered the Red Devils.  It looked like it was going to be another one of those nights for Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer and his underperforming troops when Luke Shaw diverted a Newcastle cross into his own net.  David De Gea looked on …