• Where to Run: June 18-28

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Athletics round-up: Heaslip, Maher take National 10km titles (updated)

Shona Heaslip of An Riocht and Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers came out on top at the National 10km Championships, held in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today (April 15). Heaslip crossed the line in 34:52, with Kerry O’Flaherty of Newcastle AC second in 35:00 and DSD’s Laura Shaughnessy […]

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Markievicz for Beginners (non-Irish!)

Spent a couple of hours as part of a panel discussion  on the BBC World Service’s The Forum  on Votes for Women and early parliamentarians, with Bridget Kendall asking the questions. Also speaking were Jad Adams and Dr Nikita Sud, who outlined the history of women’s suffrage in general (Jad) and in India (Nikita). My […]

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Women’s Suffrage Centenary: British Suffragettes Jailed in Dublin

When the British prime minster Asquith visited Dublin on 18 July 1912, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and other members of the Irish Women’s Franchise League paraded with posters. Asquith, who was dependent on the vote of the Irish Parliamentary Party to keep him in power, was an opponent of the franchise for women, as indeed were […]

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We Need To Talk About Marathon-gate

After “Marathon-gate”, here are some of the questions that need debating: 1 Who is eligible to compete in Irish championships? – Irish passport holders living full time in Ireland – Irish passport holders born in Ireland but living elsewhere – Irish passport holders not born in Ireland – Longtime Irish residents who were not born […]

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Results round-up

Full report on SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and weekend races at  www.fastrunning.com. And yes – it’s Benard Rotich not Bernard! Sunday October 29 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 1 Benard Rotich (Kenya) 2:15.53, 2 Yurii Ruskyuk (Ukraine) 2:15.56, 3 Asefa Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:16.0, 4 Freddy Sittuk (Raheny Shamrock, M35) 2:16.05, 4 Alemu Gemechu (Ethiopia) 2:15.21, 6 […]

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Aoife Cooke runs 2:46.37 in Amsterdam. Plus results round-up

  Full report at www.fastrunning.com. Linda Byrne (Dept of Ed) won the women’s 2-mile race at the Teachers BHAA Cross-Country races held in Castleknock College. Colm Rooney won the men’s open 4-mile race, where Siobhra O’Flaherty was first woman. May masters were using the race as a try-out for next Sunday’s British and Irish International […]

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