Posts Tagged ‘ireland

20
Nov
09

On air: Should the match be replayed?

This is rapidly becoming one of the biggest sports stories in years. Where to start?

In the last few minutes Thierry Henry has said, “Of course the fairest solution would be to replay the game but
it is not in my control”. Not everyone, including his President, agrees. Continue reading ‘On air: Should the match be replayed?’

20
Nov
09

On Air: The spirit of sport

It’s supposed to be  FOOTball … but one player used his HAND instead in a game on Wednesday. – it’s caused a diplomatic row, and a lot of soul-searching about the spirit of sport.

Thierry Henry controlled the ball with his left hand – twice – before passing to William Gallas, who scored the goal that takes France- not Ireland- to the World Cup Finals in South Africa next year. And the French striker has just said the game should be replayed

The Irish government isn’t happy, with the country’s Justice Minister calling for a replay.

Continue reading ‘On Air: The spirit of sport’

22
May
09

On-Air: Do you trust the Catholic church with the education of your children ?

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One of the “darkest chapters” in Ireland’s history is how the Irish Deputy Prime Minister refers to the abuse of children in Catholic- run institutions.

Thousands of children were abused over 60 years according to a report which took 9 years to produce but will NOT be used for criminal prosecutions.
Continue reading ‘On-Air: Do you trust the Catholic church with the education of your children ?’

13
Jun
08

Ireland “No” vote – your best Limerick?

So Ireland has rejected the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. EU Treaties aren’t normally the inspiration for flights of poetry, but can you write a killer Limerick to sum up the moment? Is this a deserved slap in the face for Eurocrats who just don’t listen? Or is it Ireland – which has enjoyed a massive economic boom since joining the EU – that’s just given Europe an undeserved kick in the teeth?

Continue reading ‘Ireland “No” vote – your best Limerick?’




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