Euro 2016: Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill puts faith in preparations

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he is confident his players can take the pressures of a Euro 2016 campaign will. Source BBC Sport – Sport

NI boss O’Neill’s tips for kids and coaches

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill explains what he looks for in young footballers and gives his top tips for coaches. Source BBC Sport – Sport


Pictured is Gareth Quinn, Founder & Managing Director of Digital DNA, Joanne McPoland from BT Business Northern Ireland and Pete Snodden presenting the first of twelve awards of the evening to Gary White from for ‘Best Use of E-Commerce’. NI’s tech industry turned out in their droves at Life Church Belfast this week for…

Today in Irish History – 11 June:

1534 – Thomas Garrett (Lord Offaly and grandson of Garret Mór Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare), rides through Dublin with a large band of followers. Known as “Silken Thomas” because of the silk worn on his followers’ helmets, he has heard the false rumour spread by Henry VIII that his father, Garrett Óg has been executed […]

Euro 2016: Northern Ireland can handle Poland’s Lewandowski, says McAuley

Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley says Michael O’Neill’s Euro 2016 outsiders are ready to take on Europe’s top striker Robert Lewandowski. Source BBC Sport – Sport

20 free ways to enjoy nature with children

(Picture: Getty)It’s largely accepted that there are links between positive health outcomes in children and their access to natural environments. However, a government report published earlier this year revealed 30 per cent of children do not visit a natural environment frequently and 12 per cent had not visited a natural environment in the past year.…

Today in Irish History – 9 June:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St Columba (St Colmcille, ‘dove of the church’). He was an abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in what is today Scotland at the start of the Hiberno-Scottish mission. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution […]