I estimate that this is the fourth Christmas column I’ve written for the Irish Examiner, and while I haven’t looked back at the others, I have a sneaking suspicion there are certain similarities between them all.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
The chair of the Oireachtas sport committee has expressed his concern at the timing of John Delaney’s departure from the FAI, and has called for transparency as to how much the former chief executive has received in a payoff from the association.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
A chef who loses his memory for six hours, a swimmer who can’t stop hiccupping, a mum who refuses to accept her disability may be psychosomatic, these just are some of the intriguing case histories in a new book by consultant neurologist.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
Why does Santa live at the North Pole? How does he fit all those presents onto his sleigh? And how on earth does he get the reindeer to fly? These and many other Christmas mysteries are solved today by the Junior Infants of Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin in Carrigaline, Co Cork.reports
Sat, 22 Dec, 2018
was chatting with interesting VIPs during his break in the Netherlands, but seems to have been even more impressed by their new no-water house plant for a future of rising seas, the amaryllis.
Thu, 20 Dec, 2018
Each year, there is one particular aspect of the festive season which gathers particular momentum. Normally, they are of the consumable variety and quickly become oversaturated. Beauty advent calendars anyone?
Sat, 15 Dec, 2018
The broadcasting watchdog has rejected a number of objections lodged against TV and radio debates ahead of May’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment - but upheld in part a complaint an interview in which the head of RTE was asked who she would like to kick in the testicles.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018
Once upon a time, Santa was a quick visit in a department store, at the end of a day of shopping. How times have changed. From Beyond to Winterval, Ciara McDonnell and Vickie Maye round up the best festive experiences.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2018
How do Santa’s reindeer fly? And what does Mrs Claus do on Christmas Eve, while Santa’s flying around the world? These and other mysteries are kindly explained toby the junior infants of Kilgarriffe National School in Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017