Martin Scorsese returns with his best picture since GoodFellas and one of his best films ever. It’s a superbly acted, thrillingly shot epic mob procedural about violence, betrayal, dishonesty and emotional bankruptcy starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, set in a time before “toxic masculinity” had been formally diagnosed but when everyone lived with the symptoms. … More THE IRISHMAN IS SHOWING AT CINEMAS NOW
Great book for Christmas, especially if you have some Irish connections. Waves on the Shore. The life and times of a Connemara Island, Inishturk South by Bernadette Conroy is out now. Order your copy from Barnarusheen@gmail.com Watch out for my review in the Connacht Tribune before Christmas. Great stories, wonderful pictures of island life. … More WAVES ON THE SHORE by BERNADETTE CONROY
Hat tip Valerie Jennings
Broadcaster and journalist Kate Adie was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society of Editors’ 20th anniversary gala dinner yesterday. The event at Stationers’ Hall in London, was packed with an invited audience spanning the industry, and Adie was greeted with a storm of applause as she took the podium to respond. … More FIRST LADY OF BBC IS HONOURED BY EDITORS
BBC Scotland is reporting that a former Labour minister has urged voters to back the Conservatives in the general election to keep “extremist” Jeremy Corbyn out of power. Tom Harris claimed that Mr Corbyn had “instinctively sided with our country’s enemies” over the years. … More HARRIS JUMPS DYKE OVER CORBYN LEADERSHIP
Whoever heard of anyone spending £ millions on a project they would be told little or nothing about? Step forward then West Dunbartonshire Council.
Who else? You may well ask, but the basket case local authority who can be depended on to be right in there when it comes to spending other people’s money on pie in the sky projects. The secrecy obsessed SNP administration would rather you were not aware of progress – or the lack of it – on an A82 relief road into Dumbarton from the Dunglass roundabout. … More COUNCIL RISKS £ MILLIONS ON ESSO BOWLING SITE
Have you registered to vote yet? Democrat reporter People across Argyll and Bute are being urged to make sure they register to vote in next month’s UK Parliamentary Election, before the 26 November deadline. Voters in Argyll and Bute will join others from across the country on Thursday 12 December to elect one Member of … More GENERAL ELECTION