TERRY PRONE

Asking Eugenie Bouchard to do a postmatch twirl was sexist and offensive but has probably done no harm to her or the career of the reporter.

TERRY PRONE: The microphone is mightier than the double-edged sword of sexism

THE up-side and down-side of rancid sexism are hard to distinguish from each other, these days.

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TERRY PRONE: Terry Prone: Give us our daily bread: gluten-free is not a lifestyle fad it’s a life-saver

THE symptoms of diseases are often misinterpreted. Diabetics, when they need sugar, talk nonsense or collapse, and people mistake it for drunkenness. But that’s a misunderstanding of the symptoms.

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TERRY PRONE: New antibiotic is our best hope since penicillin in fighting infection

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar’s plan to take patients on trolleys out of A&E and put them, together with their trolleys, on wards, can be criticised, but medically it would have advantages. 

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TERRY PRONE: An 18th century bright spark who let her mighty pen do the talking

The great thing about the days on which Christmas and New Year happened, this time around, was the way it provided a week-long holiday.

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TERRY PRONE: When a country’s badly-managed assets become lethal liabilities

JUST as our personal virtues, over time, become our vices, so, too, our national advantages, over time, can become disadvantages.

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TERRY PRONE: Terry Prone: My mother was never lighthearted about Christmas. It was an enemy

ON the face of it, I’m all set for Christmas. But not really.

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TERRY PRONE: Cameras could be the best protection against crime of abuse

Back in the days when I was a junior reporter with RTÉ and the Troubles were going on north of the Border, a mad young producer got the idea that someone should go Up There and capture covert recordings of just how difficult the British Army and the RUC were to people from the Republic. 

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TERRY PRONE: The organisation that helps people who have disabilities to get AHEAD

WORKING dogs are confusing. 

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The carbon monoxide ad starring Tommy McNairy, the canary puppet, is better than most films.

TERRY PRONE: Why I fast-forward through the TV programmes to get to the ads

MOTHERS are fighting in toyshops over dolls fashioned after characters from a movie named Frozen. This is to satisfy their children this Christmas.

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TERRY PRONE: Cosby show ends with a series of character-shredding rape claims

NORMALLY, when biographies cause problems for the subject, it’s because of something included in the book.

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TERRY PRONE: Writing a wrong: How social media changed the rules on interviews

To find Marian Keyes eating the face off Marian Finucane on Twitter is like finding your budgie savaging your alsatian.

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TERRY PRONE: ‘Victorian Titanic’ fell foul of the same failing – human error

Natalie Facetimed me the other day. No warning. Out of the blue.

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TERRY PRONE: Early life of Brian O’Driscoll forced the office to tackle our unusual obsessions

You could tell from early on that he was never going to make it, this child. Not saying he didn’t come from a good family. He did. His grandfather and then his father were our GPs.

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