Emer McLysaght: Taking credit for the things we can’t control
There’s no inherent achievement about having curly hair, or avoiding baldness, or being a certain weight at birth. And yet we are praised to the skies for them anyway
I never particularly look forward to a trip to the hairdresser. I typically look in the mirror out of necessity only so the hours of staring at oneself under Hague-worthy lighting does little to encourage me to keep regular appointments.
However, much like the dentist, I am always glad I went. The magazines, the eavesdropping, the vigorous shampooing and swaddling in towels – these are all delights! Every time I sit in the chair –...
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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
Nadine O’Regan: Vaccine envy is a terrible thing to taste
It’s hard to look at the swift rollout of coronavirus vaccinations in other countries and not feel at least a pang of envy
Emer McLysaght: Meeting the many manifestations of lockdown madness head on
In these strange days, the only consolation is the knowledge that everybody else has gone a little bit crazy too