World Diabetes Day: Could you name the 7 subtle signs of the illness?

It’s been dubbed one of the fastest growing health crises of our time, with more than 10% of the Irish population living with the disease. People with type 1 diabetes account for approximately 14,000 – 16,000 of the total diabetes population in Ireland In many cases, this serious condition is largely preventable. Yet the number …

LIAM MACKEY: Blue moon over Manchester after tectonic plates shift

One of the earliest and most hard-earned lessons I learned in the playground as a young football neophyte was that there was no team called Manchester. One of the earliest and most hard-earned lessons I learned in the playground as a young football neophyte was that there was no team called Manchester. An older, wiser …

Ashton Kutcher calls for gun reform following latest US mass shooting

Ashton Kutcher called for urgent gun reform as he revealed his birthday party was held at the same bar where 12 people were shot and killed in the latest gun massacre to scar the US. A Sheriff’s sergeant was among the dead after Ian David Long, a 28-year-old former US Marine with mental health problems, opened …

Guardiola focus on Shakhtar Donetsk rather than Manchester United

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday is more important than Sunday’s derby against Manchester United. City are looking to take another stride towards qualification for the last 16 in the European competition by repeating last month’s victory over Shakhtar in Ukraine on home soil. Guardiola insists the game …

Google introduces its first multiplayer Doodle game for Halloween

Google has offered up a Halloween treat for users of its search engine with its first Doodle to feature a multiplayer game. Doodles, used to mark significant occasions and commemorate holidays, have included a number of interactive elements in recent years but Trick-or-Treat: The Great Ghoul Duel is the first time users have been able …

NFL round-up: Browns axe falls on coach Jackson while Kansas improve to 7-1

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson last night paid for a run of three straight defeats after he was axed by franchise owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. Jackson, who went 3-36-1 in his tenure over more than two seasons, was dismissed along with dismissed offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley was in his first season on Jackson’s …

Time it is a-changing: Calling time on turning the clocks back and forward

As we put back the clocks this weekend, could it really be for the last time? Robert Hume traces the origins of our biannual tradition. The European Commission has recommended that member states abandon the practice of changing the clock in spring and autumn. Since 1980 all EU countries have been required to move their …

Civil liberties group: Criminalising blasphemy has no place in a modern democracy

Retaining the word ‘blasphemy’ in our constitution would send out a very negative message to the international community. Amnesty International and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) have issued a joint call for a ‘Yes’ vote in the blasphemy referendum on Friday. Colm O’Gorman, Amnesty International Ireland Executive Director Both groups say that removing …