In the prime of life

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth yesterday to a beautiful baby girl. Mother, baby, and soon to be stay-at-home Dad are reportedly all doing well. She will take six weeks’ maternity leave, and her husband will take over childcare duties after that. The overwhelming reaction online was ‘Woman gives birth. So what?’. But it’s [...]

Thanks, Gaybo, for revealing the real meaning of life

When Gay Byrne spoke to Ray D’Arcy this week about the TV show, ‘Once More With Feeling: The Meaning of Life’, which aired last night, we all perked up a little bit, and listened. Perhaps because of his reticence in expressing his opinions over the years, Gaybo has been conferred, as he ages, with an almost [...]

2018-05-31T18:10:01+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

I've recently done something that I never thought I'd get to do. I've moved to live beside the sea, overlooking beautiful Cork harbour. https://www.instagram.com/p/BV3y0GKhVX3/?taken-by=deshocks Cork harbour is - depending on who you believe - the largest or second largest natural harbour in the world. It's home to thousands of people, incredible bird life, seals and [...]