Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
THE idea of a killer selecting a victim at random; the idea that the desire to kill or rape is so powerful, that the identity of the victim is irrelevant to the murderer, is so alien to anything we might regard as normal.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
The Council of Europe has found that slapping children amounts to torture, an Irish priest has said he disagrees with a Vatican official who described the referendum result as a “defeat for humanity”, answering questions raised by the proposed IAG-Aer Lingus deal and Rory McIlroy is among the stars lining out at the Irish Open.
Thu, 28 May, 2015
A Catholic priest in Australia has apologised to the family of Jill Meagher after he told primary school children the Irish woman that if she had been “more faith-filled” she would have been at home in bed the night she was raped and murdered.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2015
WITHIN our local park is a dog park — a large fenced off area where one can bring one’s dog to ‘run wild and free’ or, in other words, off the lead. It’s a good idea as it allows dogs to do their thing without compromising the safety or enjoyment of the main park for non-dog lovers. Dogs, after all, are.... well, dogs, and even though I am a dog lover and owner, I think that this is exactly how it should be.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2013