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
Ireland is tiny, right? Everyone knows each other. You can’t go to the Gaeltacht without accidentally shifting your cousin and you can’t go to New York without running into your next-door neighbour on Fifth Avenue. It’s a game everyone loves playing. Our souls can’t be at rest until we find out how many degrees of separation are between us and every stranger we meet.
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Andrea Cleary: Don’t fall for the long con of 80 hours a week
Our bosses want us to work longer and longer shifts – and why wouldn’t they? Which makes it all the more important that we stand firm and resist
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves
Deirdre Heenan: The DUP, not Brexit, has left angry loyalists in a tailspin
Thanks to a shameful and dangerous lack of political leadership, mistrust and division is rife in unionism – to everybody’s cost