Northern Ireland travel: Crash on Co Down road as police warn of 'terrible' driving conditions BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Follow the latest updates from our travel feed below. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37627346.ece/480f4/AUTOCROP/h342/Westlink_traffic.JPG Email Follow the latest updates from our travel feed below. Belfast Telegraph Digital … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland travel: Crash on Co Down road as police warn of ‘terrible’ driving conditions
Northern Ireland on alert for heavy rain and winds BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Met Office has warned that flooding of some homes and businesses is possible with wind and rain set to hammer Northern Ireland this weekend. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-on-alert-for-heavy-rain-and-winds-37627715.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37627714.ece/39b9b/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-12-15_new_46547148_I1.JPG Email The Met Office has warned that flooding of some homes and businesses is possible with wind and rain set to hammer Northern Ireland this weekend. A yellow warning for the province comes into effect at 6am this morning and will last until 6pm this evening, with fears it could cause disruption during the busy Christmas shopping season. Between 30mm and 50mm of rain is expected to fall over a period of between six and 12 hours. Winds are expected to reach speeds of 50 to 60mph. Parts affected by the warning stretch … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland on alert for heavy rain and winds
And while the democracies of the UK and US look more vulnerable by the day, countries as diverse as India, Hungary, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, Venezuela and the Philippines are already in the hands of authoritarians. In 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index recorded a fall in the number and quality of democracies in every region of the world, as countries struggled to deal with deeply divided electorates. After the 'holiday from history' when the Berlin Wall came down and it looked like democracy would soon rule the world, we're now in the middle of a global backlash. What's going on? 52:48 The Numbers Making Politics Impossible When architects look at classical buildings, they see the 'Golden Mean', the mathematical proportion that creates symmetry and harmony. When pollsters look at electorates, they see everywhere the ratio 52:48, the bare majority that means constant political anger and seesawing between extremes. * Brexit v Remain: 52:48 * Current composition of the … [Read more...] about A new world order: With the US and the UK in disarray, where can Ireland look for a new democratic role model?
Limerick 2-17 - 4-14 Tipperary A crowd of 3,224 is not what you expect for a first-round Munster SHL fixture on a cold and, at times, wet evening in mid-December. Then again, this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill pre-season blowout.In one corner, you had a county who had not lost a competitive fixture since June 17, their string of victories thereafter captured and documented in the yearbook and DVD which were on sale underneath the Mackey Stand before throw-in.In the opposing corner, you had a county who had not played a competitive fixture since June 10 and were without a win since March 31. Ironically enough, that victory had come at the expense of the team they provided with a guard of honour to this evening.The spoils, in the end, went to Liam Sheedy and Tipperary; the former enjoying his first win as Tipp manager in eight years, his players bridging an eight-month gap to the last occasion they came out on top. Eight was also the number of players on the Limerick team who … [Read more...] about Tipperary give Liam Sheedy winning start against All-Ireland champions Limerick
Speaking exclusively to bookmaker comparison platform Bookmakers.tv, the former Liverpool midfielder said: "Knowing Mick as I do, it wouldn’t surprise me if Declan Rice decided to represent Ireland now. "However, the way they’re moving, Declan possibly thinks England. Gareth Southgate is doing a really good job and he might want to be a part of that. England have a better chance of winning a World Cup. “But I don’t think he’d play a great deal of football for England. There are four of five midfielders that maybe come before him. "For Ireland, he’d be a key player. He could be a star for us." The 47-year old can relate to the dilema Rice finds himself in having been the subject of a similar tug of war as a young player. But he has no regrets about the choice he made. "I was asked to play for England, but I wanted to play for the Republic of Ireland," he continued. "I chose to play for them and it turns out the 12 years I played for Ireland … [Read more...] about Jason McAteer: ‘Knowing Mick as I do, it wouldn’t surprise me if Declan Rice decided to represent Ireland now’