Society/Culture category archive
Frank McNally’s inspired Irishman’s Diary from today’s Irish Times.
My feature marking the 50th anniversary of the state visit of Princess Grace of Monaco to Ireland in today’s Weekend magazine in the Irish Independent The state visit of Prince Albert of Monaco, who arrives in Ireland on Monday, will … Continue reading
My feature on post-boom coffee culture in Ireland in today’s Irish Examiner The logic that typically prevails during an economic downturn is: when money is tight, the luxuries fall by the wayside. Until recently that was certainly the fate predicted … Continue reading
For those who missed it last weekend, my beautiful and supremely talented pal Tanya Sweeney wrote an extraordinarily moving piece for the Irish Independent Weekend magazine about her relationship with her mum Gaye who is dying from cancer. Read the … Continue reading
The great Mark Harris has an interesting essay in the new American GQ about the decline in quality of Hollywood movies. Read here.
My piece on the Finlandia Vodka World Cup in Lapland, Finland this week in today’s Irish Examiner. Where’s the oddest place you’ve ever drank a cocktail? In a pool? On a Ferris wheel? In a toilet cubicle at work? How … Continue reading
The peerless Johann Hari has a great piece in today’s Indy responding to the disgraceful rubbish spouted by ignorant homophobes like Melanie Phillips this week in response to the good suggestion that mild gay lessons be incorporated into the school … Continue reading