Monday, November 28, 2022
THE 2022 Census—delayed from 2021 because of Covid-19—is the third Census in Scotland in which it has been possible to declare your ethnicity as Irish. The first time this was possible was 2001 and this possibility remained...
Jane McCullochBEANNACHTAÍ na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir. This St Patrick’s Day, our emergence from the pandemic with a sense of hope and new beginning is muted by events unfolding across Europe.As President Higgins stated at the...
Johnny FoleySCOOTING over to MacCumhaill Park for Donegal games—be it in the National League or the Ulster Championship—is something I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember. Intercounty games are great for generating a sense...
Stephen ColbertSO, PEOPLE from the South of Ireland are being accused of looking the other way as Catholics in the North were being burned out of their homes in the Loyalist pogroms of the late 1960s and...
Paddy CallaghanASHLING Murphy’s untimely passing has once again brought into focus violence against women and that is certainly a positive outcome from the tragic events last month in Tullamore. But for all the focus, attention should also...
WEIGHT or fat loss is impossible without a calorie surplus—eating too much and not burning it off—over time. Yes, it is that simple! This simply means you eat and drink more calories than you use everyday.Why is...
Johnny FoleyAS WE begin a new year, this often, inevitably, leads to a period of reflecting back over the previous 12 months. A common theme that emerged was that it was certainly a year of firsts.Back in...
Fr Antony Connelly CPIF CATHOLICS were asked to name their favourite saint, then St Antony of Padua would probably be near the top of the list. Who among us has not been helped by him to find...
James McEnaneyDURING the first lockdown teachers were put in a near-impossible position. Overnight, schools were closed (at least in the physical sense) and learning was supposed to become ‘remote,’ but a shift from classroom teaching to distance learning,...
Edward BradyAS I wrote in my last column, we thought that the big Leopardstown Christmas Festival would be allowed a crowd of 10,000, which was well down from the crowd in 2019. Then it was suggested that...
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