COLM O'REGAN: There is a new threat from social media. It’s videos of super hero parents

Our daughter has finally been ensnared by The Force. 

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COLM O'REGAN: Reasons why going to the beach in winter is better

I’m sure it’s not an underrated experience, but just in case it is, let me rate it so highly, that its average rating goes well above four stars on Amazon.

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COLM O'REGAN: As Meghan Markle entered the chapel, there should have been one guest, mad late, finishing a fag

IT is said they are the most down-to-earth royals, the most accessible, the least stiff-upper-lippy. That’s Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Wherever the Second Grandson inherits, writes Colm O’Regan.

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COLM O'REGAN: From Reaganomics to Kilkenomics

I think I might have reached Peak Nomics. I’m in Stavanger in Norway hosting shows at a festival called KaKanomics which is about economics, writes Colm O’Regan.

That’s not exactly the name of it. There are little Norwegian circles over each A in the word. It’s one of those Scandinavian pronunciations that only RTÉ commentator George Hamilton would understand.

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COLM O'REGAN: Nearly every Irish budget day has one surprise

THE surprise was that people were surprised. Nearly every Irish budget day has one surprise. One sting in the tale. A surprise they didn’t think people would make a fuss about.

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COLM O'REGAN: Five-a-side soccer mailing list is a unique social history

The 10,000 emails of “who’s playing today” and the millions of replies may seem, on the face of it, dull, but they are a social history of their own, writes Colm O’Regan

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COLM O'REGAN: Screentime — a phrase that has become laden with all sorts of panic

Screentime — a phrase that has become laden with all sorts of panic, writes Colm O’Regan.

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COLM O'REGAN: 65% of all desserts are eaten by people saying 'take that away from me'

Here’s your weekly journey into the mind of Colm O’Regan.

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COLM O'REGAN: Next year, Met Offices, put Colm on the list

The Atlantic storms name list is out. This year could be a turning point. A sea-change, if you will.

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COLM O'REGAN: Sometimes life just imitates art

Sometimes life just imitates art. The art was the Tea Master episode of Father Ted when Ted gives Mrs Doyle an automated tea-maker.

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COLM O'REGAN: Since children came along, Black Bin day has been more important than ever

I heard the roar outside of the engine and ancient instincts were reawoken.

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COLM O'REGAN: Are you busy? We all ask one another all the time - and we all are

Well that’s good news. Maybe I can relax a little. You see they reckon slacking can be evolutionarily advantageous.

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COLM O'REGAN: Opening Lines: In digital and analogue, spam is brief hope, then disappointment, then fury

Spam: the disappointment in your inbox. The notification that turns out to be nothing. It is angrily disposed of.

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