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Articles from September 5, 2010

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FASHION AND BEAUTY 8 Fashion forward New-season coats we're coveting 11 Mimi Spencer on school-gate style for yummy mummies 14 Classics with altitude Jet-set looks that are taking o 19 Style notes The cape crusade has started 21 Beauty news Rock the...
3D or Not 3D? Experts Recreate Warts-and-All Image of Bard - but the Question Is, Have They Got the Right Man
Byline: Nigel Blundell SCIENTISTS have used state-ofthe-art 3D computer technology to create what they say is the first true likeness of William Shakespeare. The image shows every wrinkle on the playwright's face and the figure's haunted stare...
A Brilliant New Column That Takes a Really Honest Look at Thirtysomething Life
Byline: Nikki Walsh A few weeks ago I went on a press trip to Vienna. While I was there, the tourist board arranged for a guide to show me the city. Liesl was a beauty with long dark hair and a crack between her front teeth. She reminded me of a...
A Feast En Provence; ... or How a Quest for the Perfect Tartelette Led This Unabashed Foodie to Gastronomic Heaven; Our Mission. to Seek out the Only Van Gogh Left in Provence
Byline: Chris Stewart EVEN if you've never been to Provence, it will be familiar to you in one way or another: you've read Peter Mayle's books or seen Jean De Florette; you will have drooled perhaps over improbable images of lavender fields; and,...
A Field of Dreams. When It Comes to Choosing a Venue in Ireland's Mid West Region, It Would Be Difficult to Surpass Thomond Park Stadium for Its Iconic and Inspirational Status
One of the most famous and legendary sporting venues in world rugby, the redeveloped stadium has embellished its reputation further by hosting international rugby and soccer matches and has also become a top class concert venue with Elton John and...
A Hero Who Restored Our Faith in Truth
Byline: William REES-MOGG The most historic engagement of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain later this month is not expected to be any of his addresses or papal masses. He will be visiting Birmingham where he will beatify - the first step towards...
Ain't That Grand! It's Got 250 Tones and Never Goes out of Tune, but Is This Digital Piano Good Enough for Our Classically Trained Star? GUEST REVIEW
Byline: Myleene KLASS I must have been about six when my mother bought my first Casio keyboard and given they turn 30 this year, it must have been one of the company's earliest designs. I've no idea what the model was, but I do remember it was brown,...
Alex Squanders [Pounds Sterling]2 Million on Doomed Independence Referendum
Byline: Jane Simpson ALEX Salmond was last night accused of squandering almost [pounds sterling]2 million on a doomed independence referendum. Opposition parties condemned the plans, which are set to be at the centre of the SNP's programme for...
All Ears on Aviva Atmosphere
Byline: Liam Heagney HEFTY ticket prices for the new Aviva Stadium caused a furore a fortnight ago when the IRFU finally confirmed packages for November's fourmatch series, but the x100 asking price for marquee games against South Africa and New...
Allergies? They're Our Bread and Butter; Three Mothers Have Turned Their Children's Food Intolerances into Businesses
Byline: FIONA DUFFY The number of allergy sufferers has trebled in Britain in two decades. One in three of us develop an allergy - commonly to cow's milk protein, egg white from hens, wheat, soya bean, fish and peanuts - and they affect about 40...
Allergy Sufferers 'Not Properly Trained to Give Life-Saving Jabs'
THOUSANDS of Scots who suffer from potentially fatal allergic reactions are being put at risk because they have not been properly trained to use life-saving jabs. More than 40,000 emergency 'auto-injector pens' are prescribed in Scotland every year...
All History and Heritage; Whether You Are an Art Connoisseur, a History and Folklore Devotee, a People and Places Buff or Simply Seeking a Day Attraction to Keep the Family Entertained, Limerick Has a Wealth of Appealing Gems to Whet Your Appetite. There Is So Much to See and Do throughout the Mystical Place That Is Limerick City and County
The Hunt Museum The Hunt Museum houses the important art collection of the late John and Gertrude Hunt gifted to the people of Ireland, and now housed in the former Custom House of Limerick - a handsome riverside building dating to the eighteenth...
Amazing Abu Dhabi; the Fascinating Emirate Is Establishing Itself as a Serious Challenger to Dubai's Tourism Crown
Abu Dhabi was selected by both Lonely Planet and Frommer's, the best-selling travel-guide publishers, as one of their top-ten destinations of 2010. Abu Dhabi, according to Frommer's, joins the list of recommended destinations that represent 'a mix...
Am I out of the Loop in Thinking You Can Share a Hotel Room without Having Sex?
Byline: Suzanne Moore WHAT a week of over-sharing. Yes, over-sharing, not room-sharing. I now know way too much about Ffion hague's sorrow and tony Blair's 'relationships'. Over-sharing was originally a therapeutic term. Those who over-share...
An Army of Crooks, Thugs and Lunatics; BOOKS
Byline: Andrew roberts The SS: A new history by Adrian Weale Little, Brown [pounds sterling]25. [pounds sterling]20.99 inc p&p **** How and why the SS grew from a bunch of streetcorner thugs into Hitler's praetorian guard, organising everything...
And Then We Were Three; Following the Death of Their Mother, a Greek Holiday Transformed Novelist Elizabeth Buchan and Her Sisters from Carers Sharing the Burden of Worry into Fun Friends Once More
We met by the information desk at Gatwick airport - anyone watching would have spotted three dark-haired, green-eyed women who looked vaguely similar hugging each other. Our destination was the Greek island of Skopelos, one of the Sporades scattered...
Anne Gildea Unfortunately, This River Has Run Its Course; A WICKEDLY FUNNY TAKE ON MODERN IRELAND
Byline: Anne Gildea Back through the soggy mists of time -- it was actually Saturday, 30 April 1994 -- I was booked to play a tiny comedy club off Oxford Street in London. It was a bank holiday weekend, the venue was off the beaten track and the...
'Another Life? Elevation to Spiritual Life? Will You Give Me a Break!'; in His Own Bewitching Words, Just Months before His Death, Mick Lally on Fame, Shyness, His Inspiring Mother. and Dying; Acting Is a Shy Man's Vengeance on the World. It Is Liberating Alright; I'd Come Back on the Back of a Horse
Byline: Mick Lally in conversation with Miriam O'Callaghan For 16 years, Mick Lally and Mary McEvoy held a special place in the hearts of the nation as Glenroe's Miley and Biddy Byrne. After the iconic RTE soap, they remained close friends. Here,...
Answer the Phone - It's a Simple Message
Byline: Jeff Prestridge PERSONAL FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR SHOCKING. That is the only word to describe customer service at Santander bank. Financial Mail has been deluged in the past two weeks with complaints from readers about the Spanish-owned...
A Political Animal of the Highest Order. but He Can't Tell a Story; BOOKS
Byline: John O'Keeffe A Journey By Tony Blair Hutchinson [euro]26.99 *** Let us get one matter straight from the outset. I like Tony Blair. His vision was without parallel, his dedication was unrivalled and his work rate unbeatable.However,...
App? Podcast? It's All a Charade
Byline: Dylan JONES There I was, pirouetting across the lawn with my hands in the air and my muscle-bound calves spinning around each other like chicken drumsticks on a spit. Yes, there I was, in the middle of a sunny afternoon, playing Mother May...
As a Scientist I'm Sure Stephen Hawking Is Wrong. You Cannot Explain the Universe without God
Byline: BY PROFESSOR JOHN LENNOX PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AT GREEN TEMPLETON COLLEGE, OXFORD THERE'S no denying that Stephen hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. and in his latest book, the renowned physicist mounts an audacious...
A Sport of Kings - and Knaves
Byline: David Robson There are so many colourful characters in Nicholas Foulkes's Gentlemen & Blackguards (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [pounds sterling]18.99 [pounds sterling]15.99 inc p&p) that Dickens would have spread them over six novels....
A Stately Farewell for the Party Peer; Illegitimate Son, Loyal Valet, Pop Star Bryan Adams and an Island in Official Mourning Unite to Give Lord Glenconner Full State Honours in a Suitably Eccentric Send-Off
Byline: From Jo Macfarlane IN ST LUCIA THE Caribbean idyll of St Lucia came to a standstill yesterday for the lavish state funeral of Princess Margaret's playmate Lord Glenconner. A sombre procession of hundreds of mourners gathered to follow the...
Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro SE; Welcome to Stealth Wealth: A Rich Man's Car That Won't Upset the Neighbours
Byline: LIVE FOR MOTORS James Martin We're in for a bumpy recovery - but some of us are doing all right, to judge by sales of [pounds sterling]50,000-plus cars. While cheaper vehicles have su ered from the [pounds sterling]2,000 Scrappage scheme...
Australia's Wonderful West; Western Australia Offers Some of Australia's Most Unforgettable Sights and Experiences: From Swimming with Whale Sharks to Sampling Fine Wine
One of the largest states in the world, Western Australia has a landscape that is inspiring in its beauty and grandeur, including pristine beaches, rugged gorges, unique rock formations and secluded waterfalls. Your holiday will most likely begin...
Avis Says I Wrecked Its Hire Car
Byline: Tony Hetherington Ms M. S.writes: I took the holiday of a lifetime to visit my daughter in Australia. I hired a car from Avis and returned it to Avis at the airport in excellent condition. Avis's agent met us, checked the car and gave me...
Axed KP Blasts a Brilliant Century; Troubled Star Shrugs off England Snub with Six Sixes in Belligerent Reminder to Selectors
Byline: Myles Hodgson KEVIN PIETERSEN, controversially dropped from England's Twenty20 and one-day squads, sent a defiant message to the selectors yesterday when he scored a century for Surrey -- the county who had to be talked into giving him a...
Axed KP Finally Back in the Runs; England's Troubled Star Responds to One-Day Snub by Flaying Sussex for Run-a-Ball Century
Byline: Myles Hodgson KEVIN PIETERSEN, controversially dropped from England's Twenty20 and one-day squads, sent a defiant message to the selectors yesterday when he scored a century for Surrey -- the county who had to be talked into giving him a...
Babs Lashes 'Riverdancing' Tipp Boss Sheedy; Babs Lashes Sheedy as Cat Skehan Eyes Victory
Byline: John Fogarty and Philip Lanigan FORMER Tipperary manager Babs Keating has launched a scathing attack on his successor Liam Sheedy just hours before he leads the Premier County into today's All-Ireland final against fivein-a-row chasing Kilkenny....
Banks Should Not Have the Right to Baffle Customers; MY VIEW
Byline: Colm Rapple Some financial products are necessarily complicated, but most don't need to be. Yet the banks, insurance companies and other providers seem to go out of their way to add complications. Very often, the motive is to produce...
Bare Bones Crossword; WIN A COLLINS CONCISE DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS
OUR Bare Bones Crossword is unique because you have to complete the grid - numbers and squares - as well. We have inserted four black squares and four clue numbers to get you going. The crossword has a four-way symmetry: both top and bottom and left...
Battle of Britain's Last Bank Branches; IN THE TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF AN HEROIC VICTORY, THE VILLAGE THAT HELPED; DEFEAT THE LUFTWAFFE FALLS VICTIM TO A MODERN THREAT TO OUR WAY OF LIFE
Byline: JEFF PRESTRIDGE BANK and building society branches remain a key component of communities - rural and urban - up and down the country, providing an all-important face-to-face service. This High Street presence is especially cherished by older...
BEAUTY BULLETIN; What You Need to Know About
liquid eye liner. Fashion might dictate that nude eyes are in, but all it takes is one trend-setting celebrity to appear with heavily lined eyes and everyone tries to imitate the look! ambidextrous ladies may find application a cinch, but for the rest...
Bertie's Link to Losers; Solicitor Ran a Syndicate for Ahern's Pals. as He Bet Away Clients' Million
Byline: John Lee political editor A DISGRACED solicitor who gambled away millions of euro in clients' cash was running a racing syndicate for senior members of Bertie Ahern's Drumcondra Mafia at the same time, the Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal....
Better to Be the Funky Uncle Than the Bad Dad
Byline: Philip Nolan THE WAY I SEE IT INEVER had children, a decision I've occasionally regretted for all of about 10 seconds before remembering there never was enough time in the day to bother. I was always so busy, they would have been reared...
Beware the School-Gate Fashion Police; Fashion for Life
Byline: MIMI SPENCER I s there nowhere to hide from the roving hawk-eye of the fashion police? You may think it's quite acceptable to wake up in a daze, climb into a crumpled t-shirt and get the children to school with their hair and teeth ever-so-slightly...
Big Game Preview; All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final
Byline: JOHN FOGARTY Tipperary v Kilkenny Croke Park 3.30pm WHERE Henry Shefflin starts today will be particularly interesting. A berth on the right wing will be a clear indication of Brian Cody's faith in his player's fitness but also in his...
Bill's Got His Hands Full! Revealed, the Secret Lives of Apprentices Trying to Catch Cullen's Eye
Byline: Warren Swords IT'S one of the most hotly anticipated TV events of the year and here are the pictures the producers of TV3's The Apprentice DON'T want you to see. A quick Google search for the candidates returns a number of intriguing...
Blair, a Baffled Old Ham Striking a Very Peculiar Pose
Byline: Peter Hitchens WHAT a very odd creature is Anthony Blair. I feel I can justly point this out because Mr Blair has devoted so very much of his gruesomely interesting book to making nasty comments about the weirdness of Gordon Brown. Maybe...
Blow for Capello as Dawson Ruled out for Eight Weeks
Byline: Bob Cass FABIO CAPELLO is facing a crisis for England's European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday after central defender Michael Dawson was ruled out for eight weeks. The 26-year-old Tottenham star suffered serious...
BOEING'S BILLION DOLLAR GAMBLE; It's Made in the World's Biggest Building, Takes Only Four Days to Put Together and Is the First Commercial Aircraft Built from Carbon Composites, but Will the Revolutionary New Dreamliner Win the Battle for Our Skies?
Byline: Angus Batey Tucked away in the upper north-west corner of the US, about 30 miles north of Seattle, sits the biggest building in the world, utterly dominating the town of Everett. It's three-quarters of a mile long and a third of a mile wide....
Brave Burns on Top of the World after Becoming Roman Conqueror
Byline: From Jim Black AT GLASGOW'S KELVIN HALL RICKY BURNS produced the fight of his life at the Kelvin Hall last night to become WBO super-featherweight champion. The 27-year-old Coatbridge star outthought, outfought and outboxed Puerto Rican...
Bullying Fears as Top Head Says Facebook Craze Has Got out of Control
Byline: Tristan Stewart-Robertson FACEBOOK is fuelling an epidemic of vicious bullying and harassment among children, according to the headmaster of one of Scotland's most prestigious private schools. Peter Hogan, principal of Loretto School,...
Bumper Crop of Brambles Means It's Time to Take Your Pick
Byline: Stephen Houston LOOK at a bramble patch near you and the chances are it will be groaning under the weight of its glistening dark berries. This year's wild harvest of the humble but treasured fruit is set to become one of the best in history...
...But a Few Teething Problems Mean Not Everyone Is Satisfied
Byline: DAN MORGAN THE stilt-walkers and brass bands have gone. Five weeks on and the first new High Street bank to open in more than a century was last week dealing with just a trickle of customers at its only branch. Metro Bank was launched...
But He's Too Modest to Crow about It Himself
Byline: Mark Gallagher IT WOULDN'T have been a surprise if Kevin Doyle had to be carried on to the team bus on Friday night. All of Giovanni Trapattoni's players put in a hard shift, but Doyle battled harder than anyone. His ability to hold the...
Can Maggie the Machine Lead England to Glory?
Byline: Paul Morgan AUSTRALIA coach John Manenti has told England to clone Maggie Alphonsi if they want to win today's Women's World Cup final against three-time champions New Zealand. Manenti is in awe of Alphonsi, who has been renamed The Machine...
Capello Digging Deep into His Past to Find Resistance to Answer His England Critics
Byline: Ian Stafford FABIO Capello insists he is unchanged, neither monster nor god, as he memorably put it in the run-up to Friday night's Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria. Despite a hat-trick for Jermain Defoe in what was eventually an...
CAPELLO ON WAY TO ATONEMENT; but England Manager Refuses to Get Carried Away with Four-Goal Victory as a Tricky Trip to Switzerland Looms
Byline: Rob Draper FABIO CAPELLO insists he is unchanged, neither monster nor god, as he memorably put it in the runup to Friday night's Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria. Despite a hat-trick for Jermain Defoe in what was eventually an emphatic...
CAPELLO'S ROAD TO REDEMPTION; but England Manager Refuses to Get Carried Away with Four-Goal Victory as a Tricky Trip to Switzerland Looms
Byline: Rob Draper CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER FABIO CAPELLO insists he is unchanged, neither monster nor god, as he memorably put it before Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria. Despite a hat-trick for Jermain Defoe in what was eventually...
CATS OWE THIS TO THEMSELVES; Time Is Now for Kilkenny to Stand Alone in the History of the GAA
Byline: Charlie Carter THERE is a line being peddled about that the weight of history is firmly on Kilkenny's shoulders this afternoon, that the prospect of a record-breaking five-in-a-row brings a pressure all of its own. I don't buy it. If any...
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Katy Perry Teenage Dream EMI When Katy Perry sings 'I'm not your f***** mother' and of how her lover can't perform because of his drug consumption, it's tempting to think she's talking about fiance Russell Brand. Where Perry's contribution ends and...
Cherie in [Pounds Sterling]800 Court Battle over Mandy Memoirs
Byline: Glen Owen POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT CHERIE BLAIR has launched an astonishing legal action against Peter Mandelson for publishing details of a private letter in which she made a vitriolic attack on Gordon Brown. Mrs Blair was furious when...
CHERRY PICKS; MAKE-UP MASTERCLASS; Day or Night - Red's the Colour on Everyone's Lips for Autumn
Byline: JEMMA KIDD VELVET MATT THE LOOK bold elegance for dressed-up evenings. line and fill your lips with red Lip liner. apply creamy red lipstick on top with a Lip brush. blot with a tissue, reapply, then blot again. lastly, dust with translucent...
Clooney Puts the Sex Appeal into Italian Hill Village of 'Sextantio'
Byline: Marc Zakian George Clooney's latest blockbuster The American, in which he plays a master assassin, throws the spotlight on a small and obscure southern Italian town deep in the mountainous Abruzzo region. Santo Stefano di Sessanio, 95...
Compacts with Va-Va Zoom; You Don't Need a Digital Device the Size of a Bazooka to Get a Close-Up Shot. We Test Six of the Best Mega-Zoom Cameras
1. SAMSUNG WB650 [euro]291.61, elara.ie Optical zoom 15x (24-360mm) megapixels 12 HD video 1280 x 720 pixels Verdict The best on test for a pinsharp zoomed image, thanks to superb image stabilisation. Snaps are generally excellent but it doesn't...
COMPACTS WITH VA-VA ZOOM; You Don't Need a Digital Device the Size of a Bazooka to Get a Close-Up Shot. We Test Six of the Best Mega-Zoom Cameras
Byline: WORDS: CARAMEL QUIN 1. OLYMPUS MJU 9010 [pounds sterling]250, johnlewis.com Optical zoom 10x (28-280mm) Megapixels 14 HD video 1280 x 720 pixels Verdict The most compact camera here (94mm long), with slimmed-down controls; there's...
Confident Hart Looking the Part
Byline: Bob Cass THE emergence of Joe Hart has given England real hope that they have unearthed a goalkeeping gem in the mould of great shot-stoppers such as Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton. England have suffered almost a decade of ignominious...
Confident Hart Looks the Part
Byline: Bob Cass THE emergence of Joe Hart has given England real hope that they have unearthed a goalkeeping gem in the mould of great shot-stoppers such as Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton. England have suffered almost a decade of ignominious...
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Cooler Nights ...but It's Hot in the Kitchen; with Autumn Comes a Host of Tasks - All Made Easier with These Clever Labour-Savers; HOMES
Byline: MURIEL BOLGER In the Home As summer and its frivolities slips away, it's time to turn to the more serious matters of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness: For a start, there's jam to make - and store - with all those hedgerow blackberries;...
Crime Fiction
Byline: by John Williams Slow Horses by Mick Herron Constable [pounds sterling]18.99. [pounds sterling]16.99 inc p&p ***** The Slow Horses of the title are the denizens of Slough House, a kind of purgatory for members of the intelligence...
Dalgleish Lined Up to Take Reins at Belstane
Byline: TURF TALK EXCLUSIVE By Ed Watson RUNNERS from Belstane Stables are poised to return to the track for the first time in more than two months after Val Donoghue was finally granted a British trainer's licence. However, the appointment of...
DAWSON'S AGONY; Capello Crisis as Defender Is Ruled out; Manager without Dawson for Euro Clash He Dare Not Lose
Byline: Bob Cass FABIO CAPELLO is facing a major crisis for England's vital European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday after Michael Dawson was ruled out for EIGHT WEEKS with serious ankle and knee ligament damage. The centre-back,...
Debbie's [Pounds Sterling]30m Dovecote; Wealthy Divorcee Debbie Dove Has Combined Two Mega-Homes in Hampstead with a Price Tag to Match
Byline: Mark Anstead Over the past year super-priced homes in London have begun selling again. During the recession owners of property valued at more than [pounds sterling]10million decided to sit out the slump, but now in places such as Hampstead...
Deliverance for Armitage as He Targets England Recall; Rejuvenated Full-Back Puts Injury Misery Behind Him and Inspires Irish to a Crushing Opening Victory
Byline: Ian Stafford LON IRISH 33 Tries: D Armitage, Tagicakibau, pen, Ojo; Pens: Lamb (3); Cons: Lamb (2) 16 SARACENS 16 Tries: Joubert, Brits; Pens: Hougaard (2) THE biggest smile on show at Twickenham belonged to the muchmaligned...
Desert Island Dreams; Live out Your Robinson Crusoe Fantasies in a South Sea Paradise
When you think of the perfect desert island where you might be castaway with your eight favourite gramophone records, in your mind's eye you are almost certainly imagining something which you can find for real in Fiji. When Hollywood's film makers...
DIFFERENT STOKES; New Bhoy Admits Failure at Sunderland Owed Much to a Lack of Hard Graft but Insists It's Not a Mistake He'll Repeat at Celtic
Byline: Ewing Grahame ANTHONY STOKES failed in England's top flight because he refused to add graft to his craft but he's determined that history won't repeat itself following his [pounds sterling]1.2million move from Hibs to boyhood heroes Celtic....
Doctor Heal Thyself
Byline: ROGER KIRBY In the second of our new series, top British doctors reveal how they look after their own health. ROGER KIRBY, emeritus professor at St George's Hospital London, is a 59-year-old consultant urologist. Founder of the The Prostate...
Do I Have to Buy a Pension the Moment That I Retire? FINANCE
Byline: Colm Rapple Q I'M due to retire next year. I've been working with the same company for over 20 years but I'm shocked by how little there is in my pension fund. It was worth a lot more a few years ago. I know that I can get part of my fund...
Donoghue Up and Running at Belstane but Dalgleish Set to Take over; TURF TALK EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Ed Watson RUNNERS from Belstane Stables are poised to return to the track for the first time in more than two months after Val Donoghue was finally granted a British trainer's licence. However, the appointment of the Irishman as head...
Do the Sums Add Up with Abacus?
MORTGAGE hunters worried about missing out on the best deals have a new option that says it searches the market for broker deals as well as the best direct-only offers. The service, available from London-based broker Abacus Financial and costing...
Dubai Dreams; Fine Dining, Seven-Star Hotels, Luxury Spas, Superb Shopping, Endless Activities and an Enchanting Arabian History - Dubai Is the Ultimate Holiday Destination
While other destinations have faltered, this year Dubai has continued to go from strength to strength. Holiday makers travelling to the emirate continue to increase year on year, providing solid evidence of both Dubai's resilience and its continued...
Eastwood Favourite to Claim Extra Spot; Promotion Chance Hit by Rankin Injury
Byline: Ian Callender BOYD Rankin is out of Ireland's games in Zimbabwe this month because of a recurrence of an old injury. The 6ft 8 in Warwickshire opening bowler will be wearing an Aircast boot for the next four to six weeks after the stress...
Eat, Sleep and Be Merry Limerick Style; ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT; There Is Always Something to Do in Limerick, Which Is Virtually Bursting with Top Hotels, Fashionable Bars, Legendary Pubs and Rocking Nightclubs. Whether You Are a Fan of Sport, Music, Theatre, Opera, Ballet or Modern Dance Limerick Is a Great Destination for Both Business and Pleasure
The range of accommodation available throughout the City and County stretches from luxurious boutique and midrange hotels to warm and welcoming B&B's; budget hostels to family friendly self-catering options, all offering excellent value for money....
Edinburgh Upstaged by Steely Dan Show; Curtain-Raiser Sees Capital Outfit Come a Cropper in Cardiff
Byline: Phil Cadden CARDIFF 34 EDINBURGH 23 EDINBURGH'S hangover in the Magners League continued as Rob Moffat's men succumbed to an opening weekend defeat to a Dan Parks-inspired Cardiff Blues. The Scottish outfit lost their last four...
Elton's Mother Sells off Treasured Discs; Mystery as She Puts a Job Lot of Her Son's Commemorative Records and Platinum Discs under the Hammer'to Downsize'
Byline: Chris Hastings SIR Elton John's mother is to sell off 40 platinum and gold discs from the star's chart-topping pop career. The treasure trove for pop fans also includes the disc for his first major hit single, 1970's Your Song, a platinum...
Elwood Era Kicks off with a Four-Try Bonanza
Byline: John Fallon CONNACHT 40 DRAGONS 17 CONNACHT produced a top class performance to get Eric Elwood's career as coach off to the best possible start as they secured a bonus point win at the Sportsground last evening. Elwood could hardly...
England's Treatment of Pietersen Is a Disgrace; but at Least It Means He Doesn't Have to Play against Pakistan
Byline: Piers MORGAN THE moment I heard that Kevin Pietersen had been dropped from England's squad for the one-day and T20 series with Pakistan, I rang him. 'Congratulations, mate,' I said. And I meant it. Yes, he's a good friend of mine and...
ETFS Tracker Tops This Crop; FUND FOCUS
Byline: RICHARD DYSON REMEMBER the commodity supercycle that investment promoters talked of in 2007? The argument went that as the world's population grew in number and wealth, commodity prices would rise and investors who backed companies involved...
Euan and I Were Very Young ... after Four Pints We Were Drunk. and Then I Lost Him; EXCLUSIVE: Family Friend Named by Blair as His Son Euan's Fateful Drinking Partner Talks about That 'Lost' Night in Leicester Square (and How Campaigning with Cherie Years Later Didn't Quite Work Out)
Byline: Matt Sandy IT WAS not the biggest disaster Tony Blair faced as Prime Minister but it was perhaps the most embarras sing. His son Euan, then 16, was arrested for collapsing on the pavement in Leicester Square just days after his father had...
Euan and I Were Very Young. after Four Pints We Were Drunk. and Then I Lost Him; EXCLUSIVE: Family Friend Named by Blair as His Son Euan's Fateful Drinking Partner Talks about That 'Lost' Night in Leicester Square (and How Campaigning with Cherie Years Later Didn't Quite Work Out)
Byline: Matt Sandy IT WAS not the biggest disaster Tony Blair faced as Prime Minister but it was perhaps the most embarrassing. His son Euan, then 16, was arrested for collapsing on the pavement in Leicester Square just days after his father had...
European City of Sport; ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT; as Sporting Mad Limerick Gears Up for the First Leg of the Irish Daily Mail's International Rules Series of 2010, We Examine What Limerick GAA Brings to the City and What It Means to the Devoted Players
The signs as you drive into Limerick range from 'Welcome to Sporting Limerick', 'Limerick welcomes our sporting visitors' to 'Limerick, European City of Sport 2011'. There is no doubt that Limerick is sports mad and right now they are gearing up...
Even Tipp Boss Sheedy Doesn't Know If They've Closed the Gap on Kilkenny
Byline: Philip Lanigan FOR THE past four years, the championship has been divided into Kilkenny and the chasing pack. When Tipperary pushed the holders to the brink in last year's decider, it was heralded as a sign that the game's challengers were...
Ex-Army Chief Accuses Blair and Brown over Funding
Byline: Matt Sandy The former head of the Army has accused Tony Blair and Gordon Brown of letting down British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Sir Richard Dannatt branded Mr Brown 'malign' for failing to fund the Armed Forces adequately...
Fahey Looking to Improve His Football after a Tough Year
Byline: Mark Gallagher IT'S JUST over a year, now, since Keith Fahey lost his father, Declan, to cancer. But the Birmingham City star believes his Dad had a little part to play in his first international goal, a strike that may be crucial when Group...
Family-Friendly Thailand; for a Perfect Blend of Asian Elegance and Style - and Unbeatable Prices - Thailand Is the Perfect Family Holiday Destination
Thailand is the perfect family holiday destination. It is the number-one holiday choice in the Far East because it offers the perfect blend of exotic and family-friendly elegance: stunning holiday places and fabulous hotels backed up by polished service....
Fantastic Ms Fox; with Her First Baby Due This Autumn, Actress Emilia Fox Is Preparing for the Role of a Lifetime and Has Never Been Happier. but, as She Explains to Maureen Paton, the Road to Motherhood Has Been a Rocky One
Byline: Maureen Paton Ablack cat enters the room and heads straight for Emilia Fox to stare worshipfully up at her, clearly recognising a magnetic screen sorceress when it sees one. It's such a classic fairy-tale moment that the Merlin star laughs...
Father of Lib Dem Aide in MI5 Quiz 'Is Linked to KGB'; Questions over the British MP's Researcher Born into Russia's Elite
Byline: Will Stewart in MOSCOW and Martin Delgado in LOnDOn AN MP's researcher who has been quizzed by MI5 over her alleged espionage links is the daughter of a wealthy Russian businessman and former Communist Party member. Katia Zatuliveter,...
Federer Mentor Plots Murray Exit
Byline: From Malcom Folley IN NEW YORK ANDY MURRAY'S belief in his oldest, closest friend is at the heart of his mission to win the US Open without an established coach. Not many outside Murray's most trusted entourage have a clue as to the identity...
Ferry Suited and Muted While Monae Is Right on the Money; Janelle in Her Quiff Steals the Thunder from Veterans Roxy Music; MUSIC
Byline: Danny McElhinney Friday Electric Picnic The first day of the seventh Electric Picnic may have featured veterans such as Roxy Music, Waterboys and John Lydon with the reformed P.I.L., but it was an androgynous American called Janelle Monae...
Fever in Two Counties as Cats Go for History
Byline: Philip Ryan ANTICIPATION in Kilkenny is at fever pitch on the eve of the county's potential historymaking All-Ireland final. Brian Cody's men know a win today over arch rivals Tipperary will propel them into the history books as the only...
Flashback to the Gory Glory Days; GAMES
These days, so many games use the same mix of control sticks and buttons - and the same first-person view - that it often feels as if you're playing the same game over and over again, just with goblins instead of Nazis or vice versa. Metroid: Other...
Flashback to the Gory Glory Days; GAMES
Byline: Rob Waugh These days so many games use the same mix of control sticks and buttons, and the same first-person view, that it often feels as if you're playing the same game over and over again, just with goblins instead of Nazis or vice versa....
Fly and Flop? More like Fly, Sail, Dive, Fish, Kitesurf. and Then Flop in for a Massage; Fair City Actress Lisa Dwan Turns Action Girl in the Maldives - and Dives with Sharks; 'I Want to Go Up!' I Signed. It Was the Jaws Music Again. Luckily We Were Only Waist Deep
Byline: Lisa Dwan Now don't gloat!' I warned my boyfriend as he gleefully ran inside to answer the phone. 'Hello? Oh, hi Paddy. Just had a snorkel off our private terrace and a dip in my Jacuzzi bath overlooking the sea. No, Lisa's outside in our...
Football Star's Fury as Police Cash in on Car Phone Picture; Road Safety Chiefs Caught Using Police Evidence Shots of High-Profile Motorists to Boost Business
Byline: Jason Lewis SECURITY EDITOR POLICE evidence photographs of England footballer Jermain Defoe driving while talking on his mobile phone are at the centre of a legal row after being used to publicise a commercial offshoot of Britain's most...
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According to an old saying, the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. The traveller is able to discover so many fabulous sights and unforgettable experiences that we should all seek to journey around the world as much and as...
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FRIDAY; Seven Days; NIGEL ANDREW'S Guide to the Week's TV
Byline: NIGEL ANDREW This Is Me 7.30PM, RTE ONE *** Jack is a nine-year-old boy from Bunratty in Co Clare who has lived with ACP (Ataxic Cerebral Palsy) since he was two. The disorder meant that he is unable to walk unaided. Before, he used to...