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All right Jack

WHEN I ASKED READERS to name their favourite Hong Kong pub (Post Magazine, June 8), I did not expect such an overwhelming flood of e-mails.

Sunday, 13 July, 2003, 12:00am

2 minutes with FAY HO KIM-FAI

A former silver medallist in rowing at the Asian Games, the executive director of the mentally handicapped association was virtually up the creek without a paddle, before winning the battle to overturn Ireland's Sars ban on the Special Olympics squad who leave on Thursday for Dublin. The two-time Olympian (1984 and 1992) is nearly 41.

15 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Hong Kong should protest at overseas bans

I refer to the coverage in your newspaper of the appalling and unjustified discriminatory tactics imposed on Hong Kong athletes and citizens by Jamaica, Ireland and Taiwan, among other countries.

11 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

April rebellion

In 'Today in history' (South China Morning Post, May 1) you record that the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 began on May 1.

The Easter Rising began on April 24 with the taking of the General Post Office and ended on April 29 with its surrender.


Wan Chai

7 May 2002 - 12:00am

Student beaten to death in Dublin street fight

A student, 29, from Shenyang, Liaoning, living in Ireland has died after a street fight with a group of people who insulted him and beat him with an iron bar.

The killing has stunned the Chinese community in Ireland, most of them students of English. Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for Chinese, with the Beijing Embassy issuing nearly 8,000 visas last year.

28 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Irish carpet South Africans for title

Ireland's Jonathon Ross and Noel Graham retained their pairs title at the KBGC Centenary Hong Kong International Bowls Classic which was moved indoors yesterday because of the rain. Ross and Graham triumphed over South Africa's Bobby Donnelly and Neil Burkett 18-14 with a masterful display of bowls at the Hong Kong Football Club.

13 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Ireland leader in medical education

Last week we gave readers an overview of Ireland's education system. This week, we focus on specific Irish universities.

Ireland has a total of nine universities - two in Northern Ireland and seven in the Republic.

In the Republic of Ireland, the University of Dublin, Trinity College, founded in 1592, is the oldest in Ireland.

10 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

A comprehensive range of institutions offers courses from diplomas to degrees

There are nine universities in Ireland altogether. There is Trinity College, University of Dublin and the National University of Ireland (NUI), a federal institute consisting of four constituent universities: University College Dublin, NUI Dublin; University College Cork; NUI Galway, and NUI Maynooth.

3 Mar 2000 - 12:00am


Young Irish star Pat Smullen put himself firmly in the Hong Kong shop window with a confident winning ride on Wishes (8-1) in the eighth event at Sha Tin yesterday.

27 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Paragon case faces new review

The bungled Paragon Holdings insider dealing case is facing a second judicial review, re-opening the books on the controversial and costly inquiry.

One of the accused, Felix Wong Sin-hua, is asking the High Court to declare the evidence gleaned from the botched inquiry 'contaminated' by the illicit procedures adopted.

6 Oct 1999 - 12:00am