Aoife’s Silver Lining for charity

When a Gorey woman won a recording contract, she didn’t think about advancing her own career – instead, Aoife Parle decided to record a single with all funds going to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Along with Aisling O’Dwyer, Aoife wrote Silver Lining, which was launched on 25 November in Gorey, Co Wexford. The single is a combination of Aoife’s […]

Catalan chess supremo charms Gorey

Manuel Gardenes was born in Catalonia but moved to Ireland six years ago when he was asked to represent Ireland in a chess team championship. “It was a great honour – it was not very practical as I was doing reasonably well as a business consultant in Barcelona, but I chanced it!” He is still in Ireland and, after some […]

Listening lessons from Trump victory

The responses I’ve heard most frequently to Donald Trump’s US presidential victory are: I did not see that coming (me neither!) And This is not the outcome we wanted (me neither) What is interesting to me is that, in hindsight, the clues were there to anyone who listened closely to the opinions that were being expressed on our airwaves night […]