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4 August 2014 Edition

The republican austerity guide to holiday reading

4 August 2014

IS THIS THE YEAR to resist the temptation to splurge on new holiday reading purchases? Free article

Ireland and the war of empires, 1914

4 August 2014

AS we mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA looks at how that imperialist conflagration commenced and Ireland’s role in it. Free article

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Lessons in leadership

4 August 2014

LOUIS VAN GAAL is not to everyone’s liking. If you listen to some, he’s not really a man you would want to have to work with. Van Gaal is, however, taking over as manager of Manchester United Football Club. His appointment book-ended a disastrous season for the Red Devils under David Moyes, who was ousted unceremoniously just before the summer. Premium service article

Divers and dying swans

4 August 2014

APROPOS the World Cup and the embarrassing rehearsal of the Dying Swan by Arjen Robben (among other aspirant Anna Pavlovas), I was reflecting on the days when lads did not need to feign near death experiences after a good puck in the mouth or a running kick up the backside. Premium service article

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