Eunice Kennedy Shriver Remembered

Posted on 02. Sep, 2009 in Achievement, Different abilities, Sport

The Special Olympics is recognised as having changed lives – the lives of the participants, their families and the wider community.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who passed away recently, was founder of the Special Olympics and worked tirelessly throughout her life promoting the Games. Eileen Good spoke to Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland about […]

Upcoming Olympics

Posted on 29. Jul, 2008 in Politics, Sport

As the Olympics approach, controversy over the situation between China and Tibet continues. Graham Kinch who climbed Everest this year was out there while the Chinese were brining the Olympic Torch up to the summit. Tension was high at the time and he explained to Miriam Gormally just how it affected their climb.   

The Tibet Question

Posted on 16. Apr, 2008 in Faith and Justice, Sport

In 1950 China, under Mao made claim to Tibet. Since then Tibet has seen huge changes including a government in exile and the emergence of a resistance movement amongst Tibetans. Recently the conflict has come to a head with clashes and protests over the Olympic Torch relay. Miriam Gormally met Neil Steedman from the Tibet […]

An Ethos for Living

Posted on 01. Nov, 2006 in Faith and Justice, Relationships, Schools, Sport

Rob Carney is a young 20 year old student.  An up and coming rugby player with Leinster he hopes to make rugby his career.  He was educated at the Jesuit school, Clongowes College in Co. Kildare.  He told Eileen Good about the ethos he experienced there, how he coped with life in boarding school and […]