Damien P. O’Reilly 1983-2023

My late father always reckoned Tom Yourell was one of the best judges of character he ever came across. In other words, if the nearest I ever knew to a grandfather got a vibe about someone, time would usually prove him to be right. It’s something I’d like to think I’ve inherited from the old… Read More Damien P. O’Reilly 1983-2023

Truss throws in the towel as political chaos continues

BREAKING NEWS In one of the biggest political undressings in history, Liz Truss has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as British Prime Minister just 44 days after getting her seal of office from Queen Elizabeth II in the latter’s final official duty before her death. The erstwhile Conservative Leader was beset by controversy and… Read More Truss throws in the towel as political chaos continues

Sorry Ma’m – there doesn’t appear to be any racing on the TV in the Royal Box

When you hear the words ‘Barbers Shop’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Haircuts, obviously. Or possibly musical quartets. Though not necessarily those including Homer Simpson on the roof of Moe’s or Peter Griffin going around hospital wards. In this corner, mention of Barbers Shop evokes memories of what I think was Queen… Read More Sorry Ma’m – there doesn’t appear to be any racing on the TV in the Royal Box

Without Trimble’s courage peace might never be

Almost immediately after it was announced that Colm O’Rourke was the preferred choice of Meath’s power brokers to assume the role of county senior football manager, thoughts turned to next year’s National Football League. Specifically, what ‘Colm O’Rourke’s Meath’ will look like, in personnel and style of football. Which in itself builds excited anticipation for… Read More Without Trimble’s courage peace might never be