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Clearing out’s not so simple

I NEED to clear out my wardrobe. Not just a little clear-out, but a serious bleach and polish clear out. I have been putting it off for quite some time. As you always seem to do with jobs that seem so big. One of the reasons for putting it on the long finger is that […]

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A long drive into the past

WHEN I was ten years old I was brought on one of the two childhood holidays we ever had. On what seemed the hottest day of 1981, my brother, aged nine, and I were packed into the back of a yellow Opel Manta on a boiling August day. My baby brother, aged one, sat on […]

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July seems so unfair

WHAT does a shared future look like? Does it look like a future where Irish citizens continue to have second class status, second class flags, a second class language? Does it look like a future where our roads continue to be bedecked with union flags and flags depicting various pro-British armed groups – legal and […]

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Being part of Irish history

  I HATE the term ‘Brexit’. I spent far too long in a meeting early last summer trying to figure out what it meant and didn’t ask in case I looked stupid, And then I realised: “Oh, Britain Exiting… or something… ugh.” I was then totally distracted from the next ten minutes of the meeting, […]

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