SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Trump visit would have stretched our hospitality

So King Baby isn’t coming. We can all, starting with Leo Varadkar, exhale as one.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: I might be vegan, but I still have a sweet tooth

This week’s column is brought to you by First World Problems, because I have one. Technically, it’s not a problem, more a First World Irritation, but where better to moan than here, in my own column, where I can monetise my displeasure.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Our attitude to Saudi sticks in the throat

According to the Irish Embassy in Riyadh, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a welcoming and hospitable country with many unique traditions.”

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Welcome to my Airbnb. Please review kindly

I don’t know how much the Pope’s visit cost the country, but I bet it isn’t as much as my first batch of Airbnb guests have cost me, and they’re not even here yet.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Time to finish my book would be a novel idea

I once interviewed a wealthy author of popular novels, who said the only way to finish writing a book was to lock oneself away in one’s second home with just the housekeeper — not the butler — and spend four to six weeks keyboard-bashing without distraction.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: It’s so hot here that I’m too cool to go to France

Mary Robinson said that climate change is a man-made problem that needs a feminist solution, writes Suzanne Harrington.  

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Coming to terms with Bush trumping Donald

I’ve been writing this column since Bill Clinton lied about a blow job in the Oval Office, spurring my sister to write her doctoral thesis about the role of the special prosecutor, then Kenneth Starr.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Thai rescue response highlights our hypocrisy

How we love a story of heroism, guts, sacrifice, and endurance. Already, before the mud has dried on those twelve Thai kids, a film of their rescue has been announced, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Why heatwaves always leave us red-faced

AS ginger people explode in the street and ice cream vans are placed under garda protection, what remains unfathomable is how much effort we put into going on holiday abroad, but when ‘abroad’ temporarily turns up on our damp Irish doorstep, we lose our minds, writes Suzanne Harrington.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: ‘Never again’ fascism is about to come full circle

WE are taught that history is linear, but it’s not. It goes around and around in great big stupid circles, repeating itself like a drunk at a party. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Foreign language saves idiotic football punditry

They’ll need to score if they want to win. That would have been a goal if it had gone in the net. To win a game, you can’t lose. They’ll want their best players on. At the end of the day. Make no mistake, mistakes will be made.

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