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Maybe the time has come to stop torturing our own people

Country Living with Francis Farragher ELECTION count locations are unusual places to be: late nights, frenzied cal...

A forecast from Blacksod that changed the course of a war

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’m often accused – mostly quite jovially – of having a fixation with ‘the wea...

Look back to an era when voting changed our history

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s a recognised phrase now in the Collins Dictionary – the grey vote – and...

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Only wish is for some blue skies and shafts of sunlight

Country Living with Francis Farragher A couple of weeks back I was having a chat with a farming acquaintance when the sun had more of a presence...

Time has come to stop the slaughter of the innocents

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s highly unlikely to be a trip I’ll ever make again but back in the late 1980s a first-ever sun holiday...

Why won’t they allow grumpy old men to do their own thing

Country Living with Francis Farragher While they mightn’t be any signs from God, there are by now a series of little hints or clues that the day...

A time for our Church to break free from the chains of history

Country Living with Francis Farragher There are times as one gets older when wistful little aspirations creep into the consciousness about faith...

From hot punch to chlorine and still no cure for the cold

Country Living with Francis Farragher IF I had a euro for everyone I met over the course of the past month either complaining of a head cold, wh...

It’s difficult to call time on the habits of our forefathers

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’m not really quite sure whether or not I’ll be able to enjoy a pint of plain in my local nightclub this ...


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