Off Message: Christmas will be just fine, actually
There’s a sense that the only Christmas the Irish public will accept is the Love Actually definition of it. But people are far more practical and resourceful than we give them credit for
When it comes to organising my social life, historically I’ve never been much of a planner. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I’ve long been slightly suspicious even of the merits of planning.
Yes, I know there are certain events you have to plan – foreign holidays, weddings and festivals among them – but much of the rest of the time, planning seems to me...
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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