Ireland

Major needs to woo doubters

THE battle is now on for the hearts and minds of Northern Ireland's Protestant population as British Prime Minister John Major tries to convince them the 'framework document' on the area's future does not mean a united Ireland by the back door.

Thursday, 23 February, 1995, 12:00am

Red Jeans looks likely to fit bill

GRIFFIN Red Jeans is going in the right direction judging by his fast-finishing third in the opening event on yesterday's card at Sha Tin.

3 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Evergreen Kan be a leading light for Brian

TRAINER Brian Kan Ping-chee has a couple of horses ready to enter the winner's enclosure on the evidence presented at Happy Valley last night.

13 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Health First is toast of Irish

MY heritage apart, I've become a very big fan of Irish imports over the time I've spent riding in Hong Kong and Macau.

And few involved in the racing industry out this way can match Peter Ng Bik-kuen when it comes to connections in Ireland or sorting out the wheat from the chaff and making the right purchases.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Irish eyes smile at Canidrome

THE script could not have been written any better for the featured Waterford Crystal final at the Macau Canidrome's big St Patrick's Night bash on Saturday.

In attendance was the Irish Minister of the Environment, Michael Smith, to make the presentation, and up popped Gold City to beat Coleraine Copper by a length in the 490-yard dash.

21 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Let those who want best for Ireland speak

MARGARET Colhoun Salasidis (South China Morning Post, February 17) considers that, in respect of Northern Ireland, the British have run out of ideas. ''Why not'', she continues, ''let someone offer some of their thoughts?'' I agree, but is Gerry Adams the right man for the job? He certainly was, and is believed by many still to be, a member of the Provisional IRA Army Council.

22 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Weld has winners as meaning of life

IT was the coldest day of the year in Ireland. Still, The Curragh was the place to be.

And despite having to brace against icy wind blasts, international trainer extraordinaire Dermot Weld was still in the mood to think about snaring a few more major prizes around the world in 1994.

19 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Clear picture of TV standards

MRS Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee expressed concern (Sunday Morning Post, March 21) over the contents of the Broadcasting Authority's codes of practice for television, and the fairness of the authority's procedures in adjudicating on complaints made about programmes.

4 Apr 1993 - 12:00am