Lockdown parenting is a smugs game

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It’s almost a year since our children were told to stay home for two weeks. Looking back, we can’t but laugh at our blissful...

The bucket list is growing, but can the planet afford it?

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The vaccines are en route and though we're stuck in Groundhog Day 2021, plans are afoot for the bucket list.  Come 2022, those who...

The season of ill will is upon us…where is the love?

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If we weren’t officially entering into the season to be jolly, I’d mistaken it for the winter of spite. Tetchiness, rudeness, ignorance disguised as wisdom,...

Animals need to be secure in their habitat. Even humane adoptive...

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During my last visit to Dublin Zoo, I stopped by the rhino enclosure to admire their horns. Worth around €60,000 per kilo on the...

The tide has turned on our relationship with the sea

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The waters around Ireland are enjoying an epic and historic invasion. Not by rugged Norsemen on longboats, but by their native people, who have re-ignited...
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Can Irish people be ‘reigned in’ till Christmas?

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If you told someone who dabbles in cocaine that their fun times are fuelling murder and bloodshed along the supply chain nexus, would they...

We need to make Dublin’s outdoor offerings winter friendly

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I’ve just entered the ‘virtual’ Dublin Marathon 2020. It was a random decision, perpetuated by pandemic induced boredom. I won’t be running, just walking, but...

Conspiracy theorists are trying to lead us to very dark places,...

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Link to Ireland in Independent here Anyone noticed a surge in conspiracy theorists of late? Masks taking away our civil liberties, celebrity paedophiles rings, Bill...

We have a duty to save our banter culture from Covid-19...

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In a strange twist, the Viking invasion of Ireland in 795 AD and Covid-19 have more things in common than their respective plundering of...

Climbing the Sturrall and why I had nothing to worry about

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Original article in Sunday Times here When someone tells you “a five-year-old can do it”, there is generally no need for concern. When I watch...

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