SYLVIA PLATH DID appear on this afternoon’s Leaving Cert English paper II at higher level, alongside Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Bishop. Thousands of students had been left despairing last year when neither Plath nor the other stalwart, Seamus Heaney, appeared.
# english - Saturday 22 February, 2014
Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.
# english - Monday 21 October, 2013
We need these words in our lives.
# english - Wednesday 28 August, 2013
They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.
# english - Thursday 22 August, 2013
The transfer window ‘starts now’ for the Gunners chief, he says.
“We want to do something with Rooney,” Mourinho said after the ‘lucky’ defeat of Villa.
David Villa had opened the scoring against his old side. And celebrated.
Two decisions centring on John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic infuriated the Villa boss.
# english - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
The Blues beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
# english - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.
# english - Monday 12 August, 2013
It’s probably a complete wreck-the-head for English speaking visitors.
# english - Thursday 20 June, 2013
Thanks a lot, ma.
# english - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
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# english - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
The Spaniard insists resting his players, including Lampard and Terry, is crucial to their success.
# english - Wednesday 3 April, 2013
The outhalf has kicked Saracens and England to a number of vital wins over the past two seasons.
# english - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
However, the club deny making an approach for the Manchester United striker.
# english - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will take over his role at Old Trafford.
# english - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
Mayweather, 35, holds a record of 43 wins in as many fights, including 26 KOs.
# english - Monday 18 February, 2013
The South African athlete is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.
“There is not another manager that’s won like me in the last 15 months. I can do nothing but it is the reality.”
“I’ve got high hopes for him. These are the types of players we’re trying to get in,” said the Anfield chief.
# english - Sunday 17 February, 2013
“He will probably be out for the season, it looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder,” the Anfield chief said after the rout of Swansea.
The Premier League heavyweights will meet if they win their respective fifth-round ties.
# english - Friday 15 February, 2013
“I always thought I could hide this secret,” American winger, Robbie Rogers, says.
“If we pass Bayern we’ll say why should we not go further and win it,” the Arsenal manager said today.
# english - Thursday 14 February, 2013
The Blues take on Sparta Prague this evening in the last 32 of Europe’s second-tier competition.
# english - Wednesday 13 February, 2013
“If he wasn’t feeling okay then he should have said so. If he felt good then he should have put in a better performance.”
It’s the game Sky are hyping as The Perfect Game. We’ll see about that.
“They are not always the most popular with other countries because of the history. People like having a pop at them.”
# english - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
“I’d like to ask the referee, is the game different in Italy?”
And Monsieur Beckham was watching on.
Ashley Young and Paul Scholes, who were both suffering from minor knee issues, also came through the session unscathed before the squad flew out to Madrid.
# english - Monday 11 February, 2013
Betfred have followed Paddy Power’s lead in cashing in those who backed Alex Ferguson’s men.
The manager admitted that he changed his team’s starting line-up after City’s loss on Saturday.
# english - Friday 8 February, 2013
“I spoke to Balotelli, though in reality there was no need, seeing as he is an intelligent lad,” Berlusconi said in the wake of his racist slur.
# english - Wednesday 6 February, 2013
The Montenegro ‘keeper faced Ireland twice in the World Cup 2010 qualification campaign.
Hodgson insisted that ‘kind words’ will not help the Tyneside-born, ex-Tottenham midfielder before adding: “He needs severe action.”
# english - Tuesday 5 February, 2013
Alex Ferguson will have to plan without the defender for a bit.
The World Cup winning boss reckons he’ll never see evidence of drugs in soccer.