I’m the eejit who bought the water harvester, a gigantic yoke sitting in the back garden looking like it’s an oil tank, writes Victoria WhiteMore
While progress was seen to be made in some areas of policing at Monday’s meeting of the Garda Authority, the O’Higgins commission’s efforts to access Garda documents exposed the old culture of secrecy, writes Special Correspondent Michael CliffordMore
We all need to accept we must pay more, not less... and ensure, as an environmental policy, that those who use pay, writes Gerard HowlinMore
There is no reason to believe that we can’t afford to put charging on hold until we get the structures of Irish Water right, writes Fergus Finlay
If fast-food restaurants are infested with rats, the rest of us better stock up on Warfarin. Or domesticate them and keep them as pets, writes Terry Prone.More
INSULTS: they’re not what they used to be, writes Colm O’ReganMore
NOT another one. If you’re still trying to comprehend the idea that David Bowie was not, in fact, a star man made of star dust, but encased in a biodegradable meat sack like the rest of us, then the news of Prince will have felt like a great big purple slap, writes Suzanne Harrington.More
Would the real Sinn Féin please stand up? Anybody visiting the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin’s Covention Centre at the weekend might well have asked the question, writes Michael CliffordMore
Stubbornness is a requisite attribute in anybody who achieves big things. Whether it be in politics, sport, business, the arts, or service to any ideals, the man or woman who refuses to yield, when common sense dictates otherwise, is imbued with a drive to succeed, often against the odds.More
It’s suspicious minds all round as TDs are still deciding whether it’s worth taking the decisive plunge to form a Government, writes Daniel McConnellMore
Dylan: Strong. Very strong.
Me: I feel like this is a trap but I’ll ask anyway. What’s very strong?
Dylan: Very strong chance you have a cracking body. Unreal smile in your profile too.
IT’S 4.30pm in Cork and my husband and I are setting off towards the airport on foot, at a fast trot.More
I took the liberty of writing Santa a letter... explaining to him the political scenario here, writes Alison O’Connor
The struggle for the birth of a child is the work of love while armed struggle for the birth of a nation state is the work of hate, writes Victoria White
A minister for rural affairs is needed — but only if they are willing to face up to responsibilities far beyond the next election, writes Michael CliffordMore