Psst, Nuala. A word in your shell-like…

I wasn’t at my best this morning, in terms of either physical appeal or mental alertness. That’s because myself and the present Mrs Collins had to get up at 4.00 a.m. in order to catch an Aer Lingus flight to Barcelona, so a French couple I’ve never seen (never spoken to either, although my present […]

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Let’s get down and tabloid…

If there’s one thing that’s damaged the fight against the illegal drugs trade over the years, it’s the dire warnings we’ve heard again and again about what marijuana does to your brain, and how once you take it you’re on a slippery slope that’ll end up with you crouched in a dank alley injecting heroin […]

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Let’s get down and tabloid…

If there’s one thing that’s damaged the fight against the illegal drugs trade over the years, it’s the dire warnings we’ve heard again and again about what marijuana does to your brain, and how once you take it you’re on a slippery slope that’ll end up with you crouched in a dank alley injecting heroin […]

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Man shot dead? Who cares…

There was a  man shot dead in Dublin over the weekend. Did you know that?  Did you know his name? Do you care?  He was shot while out walking with his partner and their children. In most civilized societies, that would have caused outrage.  In the twenty-six counties it’s just another headline, with a heavy […]

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Man shot dead? Who cares…

There was a  man shot dead in Dublin over the weekend. Did you know that?  Did you know his name? Do you care?  He was shot while out walking with his partner and their children. In most civilized societies, that would have caused outrage.  In the twenty-six counties it’s just another headline, with a heavy […]

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You’re late? Piss off.

That story of the flight attendant who grabbed a couple of beer,  shouted he’d had enough of flight attending and being insulted by the public, then activated the emergency chute and slid down it to disappear over the horizon…What a guy, eh? A free spirit,  fed up with the ugly, complaining, never-satisfied public. No wonder […]

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You’re late? Piss off.

That story of the flight attendant who grabbed a couple of beer,  shouted he’d had enough of flight attending and being insulted by the public, then activated the emergency chute and slid down it to disappear over the horizon…What a guy, eh? A free spirit,  fed up with the ugly, complaining, never-satisfied public. No wonder […]

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Call me Paddy…

I spent yesterday evening switching between the Ireland vs Argentina game  on Sky and the England vs Hungary one on ITV. Neither game seized me by the throat  (I missed both Gerard goals) but the Sky Sports commentator managed to nudge me away from the Ireland game he was covering and towards the England game. […]

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Call me Paddy…

I spent yesterday evening switching between the Ireland vs Argentina game  on Sky and the England vs Hungary one on ITV. Neither game seized me by the throat  (I missed both Gerard goals) but the Sky Sports commentator managed to nudge me away from the Ireland game he was covering and towards the England game. […]

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There was this Kerryman…

So there was this Kerryman whose daughter was visiting from England…You’ve probably heard about it. The daughter, a British soap opera actor, had modeled in an England football team shirt. Her father’s reaction was to tell her she was a Protestant bastard.  The daughter told this anecdote on an RTE talk show, prompting the host  to […]

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