Sinn Fein call for all-Ireland football team in bid for success BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It's fair to say 2018 has not been the most successful year for football on either side of the Irish border. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/sinn-fein-call-for-allireland-football-team-in-bid-for-success-37555917.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/article37541954.ece/72eb1/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_ac357f7d-537c-445d-a064-ab33588ae34d_embedded239770933 Email It's fair to say 2018 has not been the most successful year for football on either side of the Irish border. Northern Ireland have slipped back down the world rankings and endured a run of just two wins in nine matches since the turn of the year. Things have been even worse in Dublin, where the FAI are on the search for a new manager after Martin O'Neill departed the job on Wednesday. The Republic have celebrated just a solitary success in their nine matches of 2018. One Sinn Fein TD says … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein call for all-Ireland football team in bid for success
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Nothing evokes the memory of those celebrations as strongly as music so we've trawled through the history of the Irish charts to bring you the song that sat at number one the day you got your results. It's likely to be the song you threw a few shuffly shapes to at the local barn dance, disco, or nightclub (depending on your vintage) that fateful night/weekend as you contemplated your future and thanked the lord (or whoever) that the Leaving Cert drama was all finally over- unless you had to repeat! Have a listen and let it take you back... 1980 A 34 week strike meant there was no chart in Ireland in 1980 but in the UK ABBA's The Winner Takes It All was number one. 1981 Shakin Stevens' Green Door was number one for three weeks from August 15 having The Streets of New York by The Wolfe Tones off the top spot. 1982 It has since become the definitive wedding song, but back in 1982 Dexys Midnight Runners' Come on Eileen was bright and shiny and new. You probably found yourself leaping … [Read more...] about Which song was number one in Ireland the night you celebrated your Leaving Cert results?
Numbers behind the Pope’s Ireland visit revealed BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Pope’s visit to Ireland next week is set to be the biggest event in Europe this year and visitors are advised to treat the event as they would a pilgrimage. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/numbers-behind-the-popes-ireland-visit-revealed-37217007.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article37217005.ece/0b813/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_39a775e2-4096-4d59-b3b1-3b4aff24a2e0_1 Email The Pope’s visit to Ireland next week is set to be the biggest event in Europe this year and visitors are advised to treat the event as they would a pilgrimage. Official statistics list the enormous staffing and production requirements needed for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) and the papal visit to Dublin and Knock over Saturday and Sunday August 25 and 26. The main event, the Papal Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, is expected to draw 500,000 … [Read more...] about Numbers behind the Pope’s Ireland visit revealed
Football is definitely coming home, says Harry BelfastTelegraph.co.uk England were given a boost ahead of their crucial World Cup match when the Duke of Sussex declared football was coming home as he met Ireland’s president. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/football-is-definitely-coming-home-says-harry-37104900.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article37104896.ece/965b4/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c30a6ea1-5d10-46a3-8fd3-7dd5ed10a187_1 Email England were given a boost ahead of their crucial World Cup match when the Duke of Sussex declared football was coming home as he met Ireland’s president. As the country geared up for England’s biggest night of football in decades, Harry helped rally manager Gareth Southgate’s team as they prepared to face Croatia in the semi-final. The duke, who is visiting Dublin with his wife, was asked by a reporter if “football was coming … [Read more...] about Football is definitely coming home, says Harry
A model and international footballer who won the right to have a lawful humanist wedding in Northern Ireland have failed to secure a judicial declaration for a wider law change.Appeal Court judges ruling in the case of Laura Lacole and Leeds United and Republic of Ireland star Eunan O’Kane found that a prohibition on humanist celebrants performing legally-binding ceremonies in the region would be discriminatory.However, the three judges said a provision within the current law that enables couples to apply for temporary authorisation for a humanist celebrant to conduct marriages “provides a basis for avoiding such discrimination”.As such, the court in Belfast said the definition of legal marriages did not need to be expanded to incorporate specific “beliefs” such as humanist.Despite losing the substantive case, Ms Lacole welcomed that finding as a “step forward”, insisting a precedent had been set for couples to have legally recognised humanist … [Read more...] about Bid for humanist wedding law change by Ireland footballer fails at NI court