Category Archives: Public Affairs

Darren Clarke profile

Darren Clarke took home a well-deserved reward at Royal St George’s. A three-shot victory won the British Open for Darren Clarke this July, the high point of a 20-year career. The Claret...

Simon Best interview

Former Ulster and Ireland captain Simon Best hopes that Ireland can add to its Grand Slam success at this year’s Rugby World Cup. He talks to Peter Cheney about life after retirement....

The Horslips: still going strong

Thirty years have passed since the Horslips introduced their unique brand of ‘Celtic rock’, but the band is still playing packed out venues across Europe. Meadhbh Monahan speaks to Barry Devlin, a...

Irish presidency

As Mary McAleese prepares to leave office, Peter Cheney previews October’s election and its relevance to Northern Ireland. Ireland’s first presidential election in 14 years is essentially a decision on the character...

Olympic torch route

Northern Ireland is expected to come alive next June when the Olympic torch visits ahead of the 2012 Games. The route, which will cover every nation and region in the UK, will...

Dr Garret FitzGerald

Former Taoiseach, commentator and academic 9 February 1926-19 May 2011 Former Taoiseach and influential figure in British-Irish relations, Garret FitzGerald, died recently after a short illness. Fitzgerald was born in 1926, and...

Noel Williams bows out

Tackling fuel poverty must be prioritised and just one department should deal with energy, Noel Williams tells Owen McQuade as he looks back at his time with EST. “We definitely need to...

Change of Minister: Pat Rabbitte

The continued roll-out of a national REFIT scheme for the Republic’s homes and state buildings, which could create up to 30,000 construction jobs, is a priority for the Republic’s new Energy Minister....