Matt Cooper: Smith’s message to Olympic heroes says more about her than them
Michelle Smith de Bruin’s congratulations to Ireland’s medal-winning rowers in Tokyo were more about her achievement than theirs
It must be tough for Michelle Smith de Bruin. Every time an Irish person wins an Olympic medal, a roll call of previous winners is made. But most broadcast commentators and print journalists leave out the name of the former champion swimmer.
To some of them, it is as if she never won three gold medals and one bronze in the pool in Atlanta in 1996, and that this can be erased from the memory,...
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We cannot allow hugely lucrative business tourism to depart for other shores
Conference and event tourism like Aviation Week was worth a staggering €760 million to the Irish economy in 2019 and we can’t afford to lose it
Matt Cooper: O’Leary takes aim at Ryan as climate goals and aviation recovery collide
The Green Party’s role in the coalition will grow in significance as the Ryanair boss exerts pressure over an aviation recovery
The Last Post: Fianna Fáil looks into its soul and finds confusion and fear
Fianna Fáil doesn’t want to admit that its clothes have been stolen by Sinn Féin, which claims it can solve all the country’s problems
Matt Cooper: A new national housing bond is something everyone could buy into
Irish people have saved €12bn during the pandemic, so why not give them the opportunity to buy a state housing bond, marketed as a patriotic investment that helps others while helping yourself