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THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
Or - as we call it in Sligo - Tuesday night. With all of this going on, it's virtually impossible to focus on the real...
Tue, 22 Dec 2015
The Ruby Isle - Ireland and abortion
Defying its natural and expected tendency to be green, Ireland sits as a lone red spec on this particular map. Flanked...
Wed, 13 Mar 2013
Fight for gender equality must continue - Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde said female participation in politics and business is still too low in Ireland and she encouraged...
Mon, 11 Mar 2013
When names get ridiculous
THERE was sheer delight etched on his face when he figured it out: Órla is an anagram of oral (the fada is optional,...
Thu, 7 Mar 2013
‘I’m a Feminist. Period.’
“I think it’s really important that people use that word (feminism) proudly and say ‘Yeah, I am a feminist’, instead of...
Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Father Ted and the Central Bank: from one Irish institution to another
Unfortunately, it’s quite unlikely paraphrasing Father Ted quotes will aid in simplifying any other aspects of Irish-...
Tue, 19 Feb 2013
Loneliness or Insanity? That is the (Valentine's) question
Humans are demanding creatures. We need purpose, companionship, love, and regular distractions from the recurring...
Wed, 13 Feb 2013
The Highs & Lows of TV Murder
“Oh God, that’s just so cliché. Haven’t you any novel sob stories we could attempt to market you with? I mean, give us...
Tue, 29 Jan 2013
The true meaning of Christmas
With all of this going on, it's virtually impossible to focus on the real meaning of the most festive of all seasons...
Fri, 14 Dec 2012
Without music, life would be a mistake
I can't get through an ordinary day without music, let alone a day like this. I had spent the previous weekend...
Wed, 14 Nov 2012