From poverty to prosperity: A conversation with Bill Gates
Mar 13, 2014The greatest antipoverty achievement in human history is unfolding before our eyes. The percentage of people living in extreme poverty has plummeted by 80 percent in the past four decades alone. Child mortality has fallen to record lows. Whole societies where deprivation and hopelessness seemed inevitable just a generation ago now rank among the world’s fastest-growing economies. What brought about this remarkable transformation? How can we build on its success? AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.
Meteor Choice Music Prize - live updates
Feb 27, 2014Villagers, Little Green Cars and BellX1 take to the stage tonight for this year’s Meteor Choice Music Prize. They join seven other acts nominated for the overall prize, including indie pop rockers Kodaline and Paddy Power favourites O Emperor.
Spend the weekend with Father Ted: Live updates from Tedfest
Mar 2, 2014Ted-heads from all over Ireland and beyond will descend on a little island in the Atlantic this weekend to celebrate all things Ted.Priests, nuns and lovely girls will spend four days honouring one of the greatest modern comedies at Tedfest. This is the eighth year of Tedfest and events include The Priest’s Dance Off, Human Buckaroo, and, of course, The Lovely Girls Contest.Tedfest takes place this weekend, from Feb 27th to Mar 2nd, on Inishmor, Co Galway.
Cork on flood alert - live updates
Feb 6, 2014 - 5:57 PM GSTResidents and shop owners in Cork are on high alert this evening after warnings that the city could be hit by extensive flooding.Live updates on how the crisis is unfolding via Twitter will be captured in the window below throughout the day.
The Rosetta comet chase
Jan 20, 2014IRISH scientists working on an ambitious European Space Agency-led comet-chasing mission face an anxious wait this morning when the Rosetta probe is due to wake from its deep-space hibernation some 673 million kilometres away, near Jupiter
Cork's new events centre - live blog
Jan 13, 2014CORK'S city manager has formally launched the selection process to determine who gets a €16m kick-start fund to secure the development of a multi-million euro events centre in the city with the issue to be discussed at tonight's bi-monthly council meeting. Our reporter Eoin English will be reporting from the event with his updates carried live in this report.CITY manager Tim Lucey will tell councillors at tonight's bi-monthly council meeting that he published a Contract Notice in the Official Journal of the EU last Friday inviting expressions of interest from interested parties for inclusion in a list of parties to move forward to a competitive dialogue phase."The competitive dialogue phase will ultimately conclude with a procedure for the submission of final bids which then become the basis upon which a recommended product will emerge," Mr Lucey's report to councillors says.Two developers — O’Callaghan Properties, and a joint venture by Heineken Ireland and BAM Contractors are considered front-runners to secure the €16m funding — €10m from the Government, announced in the budget, and an estimated €6m from Cork City Council.Mr O’Callaghan has planning for a 50m 6,000-capacity events centre on Albert Quay.A 50m 6,000-capacity events centre is the focal point of Heinken/BAM’s 150m Brewery Quarter regeneration of the former Beamish and Crawford site on South Main Street. Planning permission is still valid for an events centre on the old Ford distribution site near Páirc Uí Chaoimh, proposed by Howard Holdings. See below for live updates from the meeting.
Water Cooler: Double joy for Mayo
Aug 26, 2013Join John Fogarty, Ewan MacKenna, Daragh O Conchuir, Jackie Cahill, Denis Hurley and host Terry Reilly at 1pm for a discussion on the weekend's football semi-finals
Water Cooler: The Lions
Jun 23, 2013Join Simon Lewis and Rory Keane from Australia as they discuss Saturday's opening Lions Test against Australia with rugby writers Murray Kinsella and Alan Good from 11.15am
Grand National: a blow by blow guide
Apr 6, 2013We'll be live blogging all the build up to the John Smith's Aintree Grand National with the big race in real-time and reaction from across the racing world and beyond.
World Cup Qualifier: Faroe Islands v Ireland
Oct 16, 2012Tonight’s match is a must-win game for under-pressure Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni as he takes his side to face Faroe Islands. Could the progress made by The North Atlantic under former Ireland boss Brian Kerr prove the current manager’s undoing? Follow all the action live here from 6.45pm this evening.