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Irish Tricolour’s 170th Birthday

Irish Tricolour’s 170th Birthday

By Martin Mongan March 7th 2018 marks 170 years since the Irish Tricolour was flown publicly for the first time. Although the Irish tricolour became famous during the 1916 Rising, the flag was first flown in Waterford City in 1848, by Thomas Francis Meagher, who was one of the leaders of The Young Irelanders. Meagher

Silva Strike Sinks Chelsea At Etihad Stadium

By Martin Mongan   Bernardo Silva’s sublime strike secured Manchester City’s 1-0 victory against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium yesterday evening. The scoreline does not reflect Manchester City’s dominance in this contest. Possession was heavily in Manchester City’s favour with a staggering 71%, compared to Chelsea’s 29%. Manchester City amassed thirteen shots compared to Chelsea’s

SUSI Protest in Dublin

  by Richard Guiheen USI’s student demonstration  “Education Is in The Red” took place today at Government Buildings in Dublin. Over 20,000 students from Universities and Institutes of Technology across the country attended the peaceful protest. The USI campaign is calling on the Government to invest in the third level education model as outlined in

Galway’s Pocket Rocket

Image: Lucasz Langowski by Brian Donnellon     Sinead Keon will be one of Ireland’s entrants in this autumn’s World Dwarf Games in Canada, and she will be representing us in three different sports, shot put, javelin and table tennis, the latter of which she is the defending champ from the 2013 games. All of that is impressive