Newspapers make me happy, sad and insane!

Apparently, if you’re under 25 years of age, you rarely, if ever, buy newspapers, preferring either to read them online or just watch the TV news.   What a world you...

Galway’s ‘Jimi Hendrix’ recalls tales of his own transition years

The minute Séamus Kelleher picked up a guitar at the age of 14, he knew music would be his life. He didn’t know then how, and he didn’t care, but music was his saviour...

Philosophical Facebook leaves you with real questions to ponder

A Different View with Dave O’Connell The world finally turned full circle last week when Facebook asked me what must be the ultimate philosophical question – do I really know myself? ...

Party strategy meetings tread water as voter anger gives way to indifference

World of Politics with Harry McGee I'm writing this from Waterford where Fianna Fáil is holding its annual September strategy meeting – or think-in to use the more vulgarian but widely inaccurate term. In...

Mayo’s chance to finally banish demons of the past

Inside Track with John McIntyre SIX times Mayo footballers have been beaten in All-Ireland finals since 1989 and on each occasion, they have fallen short – and badly short in their three September showdowns...

Derek’s new ginger beard – yay or nay?

Bradley Bytes – A Sort of Political Column by Dara Bradley Derek Nolan has a new look – a ginger beard. Or at least ginger stubble; he’s too fresh-faced for a full-on beard. ...


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