McGregor will still be MMA’s greatest star

McGregor will still be MMA’s greatest star

There’s no doubt that Conor McGregor’s stock took a serious hit on Saturday night at UFC 257. The ‘Notorious’ Irishman has molded himself into one of combat sports’ biggest superstars (if not the biggest). And, in part, that sale-ability has been built around an aura of strength. It’s not like fans have never seen McGregor…

‘We can’t simply state it’s too hard’: Could criminal examinations into Ireland’s mom and child homes occur?

‘We can’t simply state it’s too hard’: Could criminal examinations into Ireland’s mom and child homes occur?

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home Source: Niall Carson/PA THE PUBLICATION OF the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation has led to calls for criminal probes into the activities of religious-run institutions for unmarried mothers in Ireland. The commission’s…

Elaine Loughlin: Ireland is no country to be a woman

Elaine Loughlin: Ireland is no country to be a woman

Burnreacht na hÉireann firmly puts women in their place.Our Constitution, penned in 1937 by a hand that was tightly guided by the Catholic Church, permitted and arguably encouraged a toxic patriarchal society that locked away women and farmed out their babies. Even now we continue to pay lip service to women but fail to fully…

Balbirnie undisturbed by delay as Ireland set for UAE

Balbirnie undisturbed by delay as Ireland set for UAE

Andy Balbirnie, the Irish men’s Cricket captain, is unperturbed by the delay to upcoming World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan as they prepare to face UAE on Friday.   The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirmed the date changes and Cricket Ireland have agreed that the world cup qualifying matches will now start three days later than originally scheduled on 21 January, with the remaining two…

Hurling power rankings: How your county stands in the race for Liam MacCarthy

Hurling power rankings: How your county stands in the race for Liam MacCarthy

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailFor the first time since 1924, All-Ireland hurling champions were…

The deaths that shocked Ireland in 2020 as communities shattered

The deaths that shocked Ireland in 2020 as communities shattered

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailAlmost 1,000 people died violently in Ireland in the past…

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