SUZANNE HARRINGTON

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Marriage Referendum: ’I have never in my entire life felt so proud to be Irish’

I’ve never voted in Ireland because I left for good in my teens. I didn’t leave for economic reasons; I had a perfectly good job, unlike many of my peers during the late Eighties recession. No, I left for social reasons.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: We all deserve a right to be ordinary and boring

THE ARTIST David Hockney thinks gay people today are boring because they “want to be ordinary — they want to fit in.” 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: ‘I realise that I am the elephant in the room’

IN AN attempt to alter my mind without the assistance of drugs or alcohol, I sign up for a month’s special offer of hot yoga. I used to do it a lot, and remember the amazing spaced out feeling that lasted all day after the class. 

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A migrant ship in Italy.

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: The Irish were once drowning migrants too

IN 2015, bad travel is when a cheapskate airline charges you extra for your luggage because it weighs a few kilos too much, or when your flight has been delayed and you have to sit around an airport terminal full of ridiculously over-priced shops while eating your ridiculously over-priced sandwich, says Suzanne Harrington.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: How social media has killed the death threat

WHEN you think of Sue Perkins, the English broadcaster who has Enid Blyton levels of spunky jolliness, you might think, ‘ah yes, cake’.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: I’m driving around looking for a hook-up in the forest

IAM looking for a hook-up. I’ve been driving around for ages and am increasingly desperate. No, not that kind of hook-up. The one I’m after is far more satisfying — the electric kind.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: The difference between suicide and homicide

AS THE Germanwings plane crash filled us all with horror, hearing that the co-pilot deliberately flew the plane into the side of a mountain doubled that horror.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: For bottom’s sake, Clean Reader app is going too far

Imagine if a barely literate Ned Flanders climbed through your window and got his hands on your books. Your literature, your novels, your classics, your memoirs, your contemporary fiction, your cult titles.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Elton John on song in his anger about ‘designer’ baby comments

I am so furious at my sunglasses I could splinter them into a million tiny pieces, writes Suzanne Harrington.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Outside the box: Bishop of Elphin & Being Gay or Female

AND so to the Bishop of Elphin, and his pronouncements on rape, parenting, and homosexuality, writes Suzanne Harrington.

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Jeremy Clarkson and his co-presenters have transformed Top Gear from a staid car review into a bloke's lifestyle fantasy. It is one of the BBC's best-rated shows.Picture: The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Cult of Jeremy Clarkson won’t be damaged by latest bust-up

Love him or hate him, Jeremy Clarkson’s disdain for anything remotely PC was a cash cow for the BBC. So even if the Beeb do dump him, he’ll be snapped up says Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: To boldly go where no camera has gone before

MY grandmother, who died many years ago, was fond of saying that she had lived too long.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: I’m stuck in a car with two children, but sh*t happens

THE lovely people at Penguin sent a book about the Roman philosopher, Seneca, written by a professor of classics, Emily Wilson.

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