‘I regret drinking New World wines when I could have been guzzling Bordeaux’ – Michael Harding

Author Michael Harding may be a cat person, but he believes feline bootees are mankind’s most futile creation. Here he reveals other personal perceptions

Michael Harding: ‘Your eternal life has already kicked in.’ Picture: Brian Farrell

Award-winning author, playwright and podcast host Michael Harding still considers himself a priest, even though he has been married for almost 30 years. The Cavan author is best known for his newspaper columns and books, but he almost took a very different path.

After working as a teacher and a social worker, he became ordained as a priest in 1980. But just a few years later he walked away from the role as he didn’t ...