Bowing out

I loved Dublin. It’s the city of my birth, where my wife and I fell in love, and where we became parents. I spent four great years there from 1999-2003 and it broke my heart to leave. But I had to face the fact that I am a culchie. Like the salmon swimming back upstream […]


Wetherspoon, whose cheap drink and food offers have proved popular in the UK, has been selling pints of Heineken lager and Murphy’s stout at prices around 40pc below the competition at its first Irish pub in Blackrock, Dublin. The pub chain, which last year outlined plans for around 30 pubs in the Republic of Ireland, […]

Done leery

Yule log.  Santa’s Helper Sophie Shannon (aged 20) is joined by four delighted Santas to launch the Dún Laoghaire Santa Dash Shopping frenzy, which takes place in Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre on Saturday 7th December.  Three lucky winners have two minutes to dash around Supervalu, Dún Laoghaire and grab as many grocery items as possible so their whole family can […]