How would any right-thinking person make this comparison, a week after five people were shot dead at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, writes Alison O'ConnorMORE
The wimmin’ are gone entirely mad. Losing the run of themselves. Nothing will ever satisfy them now.MORE
I recently made a return visit to the US. The purpose was a vacation, as the Yanks would call it. I couldn’t quite believe it had been around 14 years since my last trip there. I was genuinely curious, given all that has happened, how different it might feel.MORE
Exactly what it said on the tin — that’s what Leo Varadkar has done in the year since he was elected as our Taoiseach, give or take a few diversions. He has delivered for parliamentary party colleagues who elected him on the basis that he would increase Fine Gael’s popularity, broaden the party’s appeal, and bring a good dollop of that elusive X factor.MORE
Are you a soap fan? Fair City, maybe? Did you know it costs around €130,000 per hour for RTÉ to make it?MORE
As things stand, the bishop remains correct in the letter of the law, if not the spirit that currently appears to prevail with this Pope, writes Alison O’ConnorMORE
YOU know when you put something away carefully and you did such a good job of it that you can’t find it? Well that happened to me this week. It drove me nut, writes Alison O’Connor.MORE
Should these two men, found not guilty by a jury, be consigned to the fringes of society, unable to get work for the rest of their lives asks Alison O’ConnorMORE
Can we name any medical/social scandal that has affected only the male gender?
Institutional memory such as this, which carries the wisdom of reflection, is not valued as much as it should be in politics, writes Alison O’Connor.MORE
Even an experienced postman would be fearful of this dog. He was big, black and barking loudly. But despite her fright the canvasser stayed put until the door was opened.