TERRY PRONE: Cervical cancer report shows some consultants live up to old caricatures

You’re too young to have seen the movie. Of course you are. 

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TERRY PRONE: Being a ‘genius’ now seems also a licence to be badly behaved

Lady Caroline Lamb would have loved social media. She would have been a highly-paid fashion influencer, offering tips like “spray a fine mist of water on your gauzy gown, before you go out for the night, because the mist will make it cling to your body in a way that’s to die for”.

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TERRY PRONE: If you need a caffeine ‘fix’ every day, you might be a drug addict

Most readers of this newspaper get their fix before they tackle the front page.

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TERRY PRONE: Ex--nuncio’s j’accuse further rocks the Church’s shaky foundations

It’s over. Two thousand years of power and authority, of intellectual superstructure designed to continuously create learned helplessness and obedience may not have ended during the papal visit to Ireland, 2018, but the decline accelerated.

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TERRY PRONE: Senior citizens don’t have the same rights ‘but it’s for their own good’

Imagine this. You go to your GP with something like a sore throat. Nothing that’s going to immediately kill you, you understand.

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TERRY PRONE: Fake news brought to book by mainstream media doing its job

Let’s say, just for argument’s sake, that you don’t like Donald Trump.

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TERRY PRONE: Emma’s standup routine shows laughter can be the best medicine

Being handed a diagnosis of lethal cancer together with the promise that it will radically shorten your life rarely provokes — in the person hearing the deadly prognosis — the desire to be funny.

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TERRY PRONE: Glass might be half full locally but but drought remains a big issue

The weather, this weekend, and its effects on the environment, would remind you of those
historic accounts where someone with a fine head of auburn hair on them experiences an horrific event and the next day has hair white as the proverbial, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Trump’s inadequacies pile further misery on disgruntled voters

Trump’s own supporters, though, will have been rocked by watching their man look like a traitor, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Older people should be prized in this day and age of skills shortages

Where were the organisations that get state money to promote the interests of older people? writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Child killings simultaneously appal us and fascinate us somehow

THE arrest of an open-faced 28-year-old nurse, Lucy Letby, on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and attempted murder of as many more simultaneously impels and repels, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Archbishop tried to prove a point unamenable to be proven

Why on earth would a sensible man like Diarmuid Martin try to convince anybody that there isn't a shortage, asks Terry Prone. 

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TERRY PRONE: When moribund body language threatens to derail the bus debate

You don’t often get Government ministers casting dead bodies in the path of senior civil servants, but Robert Watt had barely finished an expository sentence on an interesting transport-related topic when Shane Ross made with the dead bodies. 

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