How Union Cup hosts, Emerald Warriors RFC, one of the world's first gay rugby teams, were founded by an Irishman to revolutionise gay social life in Ireland.
A mortgage in a week
Niamh and Richard had mortgage approval from another lender but just as they were signing contracts they decided to choose Bank of Ireland instead. Time was against them. But they went from getting ‘approval in principle’ on Thursday 4 May to drawing down the mortgage funds a week later on Thursday 11 May. They got the keys the next day.
The solicitor’s fees, a sofa and a TV
When Val and Wes got the cashback on their mortgage they set about furnishing their new extension.
‘I played Zinedine Zidane when he still had hair!’
From the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, Dave was one of the most electrifying footballers in Irish soccer, with spells at UCD, Bohemians and Shelbourne. Here he recalls scoring the winning goal in the 1992 FAI Cup final, playing against the legendary Zinedine Zidane, and watching a league title slip away after the team bus broke down.
The moment that summed up why I volunteer
Under Bank of Ireland’s Give Together initiative, employees can take one paid day to volunteer for a charity of their choice each year. For some people the experience leads to longer term volunteering. Others, like Linda, have been giving their time and skills to good causes for some time.