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The joke is not on Ryanair

JOKES about Michael O’Leary’s airline help to keep us amused. A favourite is O’Leary’s observation that the price of a Guinness at his local...

A drive in the park they said

GO for it, it’ll be fun, they said. As my driving licence had expired I had little choice but to do so.’ What caused...

Prevention better than cure

AT a guess I would say that most health problems are self-inflicted. I too am guilty for I was once a heavy smoker, I...

The last exit

IT wasn’t supposed to be like this. Surely I should have been blissfully unaware of my surroundings and oblivious to what was going on around...

Chit-chat not cheat-chat

BANTER is a charming yet misunderstood term. The reason for the confusion is because it appears to be a peculiarly Irish trait. It is the Blarney...

When redcoats were popular

FLIPPING through a collection of pre-war photographs I was struck by changes that have since taken place. About 1925, a young man named Billy...

If you’ve got it flaunt it

ONGOING debate about the distraction of social media and television has much merit. But, it is our weakness if such takes up too much...

Christmas Eve in the casa

WITHOUT inspiration there can be no communication. Every line we read be it a news report, biography or poem, is inspired by someone of something. Such...

It was Christmas day in the workhouse

IT is said that the power of the pen is mightier than the sword and it is true. John Barleycorn, the Jack London novel, had...

A fate worse than death

I have little to fear if after mortal death I need to answer for my sins, which are few and far between. However, I...

Reading can damage your ignorance

IT is said that reading can seriously damage your ignorance. One supposes that this depends on your choice of reading material. I blame or...
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