SUZANNE HARRINGTON

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: My little boy has been replaced by a ‘teenager’

PERHAPS this bizarre phenomenon has also happened in your household. See if any of this sounds familiar — if it does, it would be a great comfort to me. Not as schadenfreude, of course, but more as a reassurance that we are not, you know, freaks.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: In a word it’s been week of stupid utterances

I am mildly aggrieved that nobody told me it was International Say Something Stupid Week. And yet what a week of utterances it has been. All kinds of stupid, which for the purposes of this column I will condense into three: Political Stupid, Academic Stupid, and WTF Stupid.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Earth-shattering news: women are not to blame

THE backpackers who got naked on the sacred mountain in Borneo aren’t a great advert for the phenomenon we call ‘gap year’.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: It’s time we had a sensible chat about prostitution

One of the most unwavering let’s-not-go-there subjects in the history of let’s-not-go-there is prostitution.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Ireland won’t be an equal society until women can have abortions

I TUNED into BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, because it was about Ireland, and I still had that buoyant feeling from last week, says Suzanne Harrington.

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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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