Fiona Ness

Fiona Ness

Fiona Ness is the Magazine Editor of the Sunday Business Post. She is the recipient of a European journalism award for her work against discrimination in Ireland. Fiona is an honours graduate in Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and holds a postgrad in Journalism from the Dublin Institute of Technology. She has been with The Sunday Business Post since 1999 and is a former news editor of the paper.

So you want to...learn ice-climbing

So you want to...learn ice-climbing

Using snow, ice and rocks as anchors to scale a mountain peak. What it is:

Hung up on work/life balance? Get a life!

Hung up on work/life balance? Get a life!

Truth be told, I don't really want to write this column. It's 8 o'clock in the evening on the fifth annual National Work/Life Balance Day and I've been at my desk (toilet stops notwithstanding) for 11 hours.

Saddam's legacy: Wrecked lives and lost identities

Saddam's legacy: Wrecked lives and lost identities

My Father’s Rifle, by Hiner Saleem, Atlantic, €14.40.

War atrocities through a lens darkly

War atrocities through a lens darkly

Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life, by Richard Cavocoressi, Thames & Hudson, €25.90.

So you want to...learn to kite surf

So you want to...learn to kite surf

The world's fastest-growing extreme sport. What it is:

Anarchic style creates a modern memoir classic

Anarchic style creates a modern memoir classic

Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, by Nick Flynn, Faber, €11.50.

Rude health: Child's play

Rude health: Child's play

What is your baby doing when it shakes a rattle? Why do babies delight in peek-a-boo games?

Family secrets brought into the light

Family secrets brought into the light

A House of Light, by Candida Clark, Review, €27.35.

It's a wonderful life

It's a wonderful life

It's Christmas in Bedford Falls and George Bailey is finding out what life would be like if he hadn't been born.

Literary world ebbed and flowed in 2004

Literary world ebbed and flowed in 2004

In a confirmation that art does indeed reflect life, the literary world roared into action in 2004 with as much ferocity as the economic recovery.

'Tis the season to be glossy

'Tis the season to be glossy

From days of thunder at the Ulster Grand Prix to the portraits of Patrick Tuohy and from Biba to the Beatles, we round up the tastiest coffee table treats for Christmas.

Rude Health: Getting the point

Rude Health: Getting the point

These days, you're not anybody unless you've had your Qi(chi) rebalanced.

Society, not teaching, limits children

Society, not teaching, limits children

As society continues to polarise the haves and the have-nots, social interaction is being lost.