The Story of Rugby: How an elite took possession of the game and didn’t let go
- TV, Radio, Web
- August 15, 2019, 23:45
Everybody knows how rugby began. In 1823, during a boring old game of football, a young student at England’s posh Rugby School named William Webb Ell(...)
Seán Moncrieff: The news is always grim, but it’s still necessary reading
- July 13, 2019, 06:00
The morning routine usually starts at some ungodly hour, with Daughter Number Four bouncing into the room to announce that she’s had a big sleep. I st(...)
Weblog: Cast spells and brew potions with Wizards Unite
- June 27, 2019, 07:55
It’s the Pokemon Go of 2019. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic’s latest augmented reality game offering and there’s a bit more to it than hitting(...)
Is the Catholic Church taking a leaf out of the Trump playbook?
- June 22, 2019, 06:02
It was in a beautiful little church by the sea in Italy that I very nearly didn’t get married 16 years ago. While my wedding plans were falling apart(...)
Seán Moncrieff: Dublin is lovely. Why can’t we say that?
- June 8, 2019, 06:00
The most familiar is often what you don’t see. On working days, I usually walk down South William or Clarendon Street. At this time of the year espec(...)
Judith Kerr obituary: A spellbinding writer and illustrator
- June 1, 2019, 01:30
Born: June 14th, 1923 Died: May 22nd, 2019 The creator of the classic children’s books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith K(...)
Isn’t the point of holidaying with kids to make memories for them?
- April 27, 2019, 06:00
“When my daddy eats ice-cream he gets diarrhoea,” a three-year-old girl shouts from the mobile home next to mine. Clueless as to how to respond to thi(...)