Category Archives: Public Affairs

Improving participation

Northern Ireland needs a culture change to get more active and therefore healthier. Meadhbh Monahan reports. Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, strokes and other stress-related conditions are directly linked to the...

Rory McIlroy profile

Rory McIlroy’s uplifting US Open victory could mark the start of a legendary career. Most superlatives fall short of describing Rory McIlroy’s success this summer. In brief, a 22-year old Holywood man...

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...