Appetite for Distraction: When, oh when, will we walk under those golden arches again?
For many of us, our dearest, deepest ‘back to normal’ fantasy involves a little brown sack of piping hot, salty fries and an icy Coke or Sprite
Joni Mitchell – and later Counting Crows, who had some neck with that cover to be honest – was right; you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Nothing has taught us so as much as a literal global pandemic. (Sidenote: saying ‘global pandemic’ is somewhat redundant, as a ‘pandemic’ is by definition usually global. But it just sounds so much more dramatic.)...
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Emer McLysaght: That time my friend phoned me from George Clooney’s loo, and other stories
Irish people are very good at being two degrees of separation from almost every famous person on planet Earth
Nadine O’Regan: Mr Potato Head bows to change to make everyone feel welcome
The toy controversy shows that we’re getting better at making our language inclusive, but old attitudes still remain
Susan O’Keeffe: Public wants clarity, not false promises, from government
Stephen Donnelly may be pledging more than he can deliver on vaccines while the new Living with Covid plan is short on detail and has brought more confusion. We deserve better
Paul Johnston: Britain’s priorities for UN Security Council align with Irish interests too
Tackling climate change and Covid-19, and trying to prevent conflicts, are key goals