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Joy over Bere Island windfall

The plot of the 1998 film Waking Ned involved a bizarre chain of events surrounding the search for a €7m lottery winner among the residents of a tiny Irish village with a population of 52.

Dangerous bonfires must be kept away from property

Given the near disaster caused by an Eleventh Night bonfire off Sandy Row in south Belfast, common sense would suggest that the best way to avoid a similar situation next year would be to move the pyre to another location.

Jimmy Magee's rich legacy

Ireland has been blessed with many outstanding broadcasters but, in sporting terms, Jimmy Magee, who died yesterday at the age of 82, was in a league all of his own.

Joy over Ibrahim Halawa's freedom

The prosecution of Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt was nothing short of a scandal and there will be enormous relief that he has finally been acquitted on all charges.

Praise for the Dubs but Mayo's day will hopefully come

Dublin deserve enormous praise for their achievement in lifting the Sam Maguire Cup for a third year in a row but, as the celebrations remained in full flow across the capitol yesterday, there was also huge sympathy for the long-suffering people of Mayo almost everywhere else in Ireland.

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