The prospect of Garda security services having to arrest Irish Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith as soon as she steps off a plane from Turkey looks to have receded, after the family indicated she was “willing to talk to anyone to clear her name”.
A Rubicon has been crossed. There we were, an adult couple on a night out, with no child in sight, and, with me confirming across a bar whether it was a merlot or a cabsav, I very nearly called my wife Mammy. Luckily her name begins with Ma so I was able to divert at the last minute. Mammm… arie. It wasn’t graceful. Figuratively speaking, I avoided the goalpost and ended up tangled in the back of the net but still, with no broken kneecap.
PARENTS of young children take note… these are not the best days of your life. Being sleep deprived and dealing with a toddler who’s inconsolable because you’ve opened the car door instead of letting them do it, is not a thing you should ‘enjoy’.
"Tell them you love them every day," is the heart-breaking advice given by a Co Louth husband who now tenderly applies his wife's make-up for her after she suffered a stroke over a year ago.
A few months ago I started going out with a great guy. The problem is, he thinks he’s fantastic in bed and is always making self congratulatory comments about it. But the truth is he’s not taking the time to get to know what I want, because he thinks he knows it all already.”
YOU know that old saying, ‘Out with the old and in with the new,’ well we truly embraced it in the run up to Christmas, ridding ourselves of useless tat lying around, such as newspapers, screwdrivers and even a bicycle pump sitting on windowsills so long we no longer even noticed them.
An Irish woman who has been organising Christmas dinners for people living alone for 32 years has received phone calls from people living in Spain and Holland wanting to attend her renowned festive fair.
My son turns nine in the next few days. He has decided on an outing to the cinema with a few of his friends to see the new ‘Goosebumps’ movie followed by a trip to the Golden Arches to chow down on all things deep fried and chock-full of additives.