Catherine O’Mahony

Catherine O’Mahony

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It’s time to say goodbye, as this columnist moves to pastures new and reflects on the careers she might have had

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It started as a small, mysterious bump - but ended up providing me with an entirely new perspective on plastic surgery

Short stories that will make you sit bolt upright

Short stories that will make you sit bolt upright

FICTION: Bad Dreams, By Tessa Hadley, Jonathan Cape, €22.60

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Here come the good times? Perhaps not. But there are still a few reasons to be cheerful in these dark, depressing days

Elder care in Ireland: An age-old question

Elder care in Ireland: An age-old question

Looking after an elderly parent is not the same as caring for a child, as Britain’s minister for care suggests

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I thought I had the whole brow thing all sewn up BC (Before Cara) ...

Off Message: The merits of a shorter workday

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Could a six-hour workday really happen? And what would working life be like?

HSE chief O’Brien: we need €9 billion to fix the health service

HSE chief O’Brien: we need €9 billion to fix the health service

O’Brien said scenes of overcrowding at hospitals were “distressing for both patients and staff”

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In Dublin, cycling to work has effectively become an extreme sport in recent years

Off Message: 'We need to stop obsessing over dead people'

Off Message: 'We need to stop obsessing over dead people'

Contrary to the headlines, there was no celebrity massacre in 2016. Perhaps our New Year’s resolution should be to gain some perspective...

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It’s that time of year – thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions

Farewell Hans Tietmeyer, onetime rock star of financial markets

Farewell Hans Tietmeyer, onetime rock star of financial markets

At the height of his powers Tietmeyer was the ultimate oracle

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What would Madonna do?

Star Wars: rebooting the blockbuster

Star Wars: rebooting the blockbuster

Into the mystique of the the film that bears all the hallmarks of a monster Christmas hit

Off Message: Office Christmas parties are a social minefield

Off Message: Office Christmas parties are a social minefield

The festive gatherings are almost duty-bound to end in tears - so why do we keep going to them?