Posts in category

Opinion


BY NED EGAN Part 3 It’s a different way round with a bauhoc like Paudhaun: no right father would give his daughter – never mind a dowry – to such a wretch. So he has to pay. A dowry paid to get a girl into that smelly den – to cook and skivvy for that …

99

By John Fitzgerald Last week, I recounted how the Poet Ryan got away with hearing confessiosn in Coolagh Church, and how his growing confidence about his ability to pull off this outlandish and unprecedented ruse led him to move his “act” to Callan. Donning his second-hand cassock, which was a little too big for him …

463

FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran Sport keeps one half of the population sane and drives the other half mad. So be it. Politics, on the other hand, drives everyone mad; think housing, hospital beds, political donations and now nursing home charges. And, if proof be needed drop into my local any night and listen to the …

97

BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR If you now live in Ireland but previously worked in the UK there’s a probability that you are entitled to both the UK and the Irish State pensions. The UK State pension is currently £185.15 a week and, if you have paid the equivalent to Irish PRSI in the UK …

97

BY CLAIR WHITTY There are 13 Vitamins that our body needs to function, 8 of these are the B Vitamins (B-Complex) including the more commonly recognised B12. The B Vitamins are well known for the essential part they play in energy and red blood cell production along with their important role in numerous bodily functions …

97

AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, love is already in the air for early birds with twigs in their beaks and mating in mind as they fly past my window. Love is in the air too for some Noughty folk (those with a  good few birthdays ending in …

96

THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS In his novella Franny And Zooey, JD Salinger recalls a visit to a sibling’s home: “The room was not impressively large, even by Manhattan apartment-house standards, but its accumulated furnishings might have lent a snug appearance to a banquet hall in Valhalla.” In our journey through life, we …

98

BY NED EGAN Part 2 Molly is now called downstairs to be ‘inspected’ by the dreadful Paudhaun, aka ‘The Dacent Boy’ who is on the hunt for a slavey/wife . And his vicious mother? – I must mention her. And even their poor innocent house cat has been made savage! When reading this tale, be …

106

BY JOHN FITZGERALD Last week I recounted how the Callan PP Dr. Doyle took a tough line against the buying and selling of sins. Far more serious, from a theological and doctrinal point of view, than sin swapping was the conduct of the Poet Ryan, who in the war years took to hearing confessions in …

389

FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran Love may not be in the air (Valentine’s Day still some weekss away) but it most certainly was in the papers last Sunday. First up there was the legendary Gaelic football manager, Mick O’Dwyer, who proclaimed to be ‘madly in love’, so ‘madly in love’ in fact that he married his …

119