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Tackling Obesity – all Talk?

So today’s News informs us that obesity will be worse than cholera or AIDs for our health service. Yesterday we were told we’re heading towards being the fattest country in Europe. And previously we heard that 85% of all Irish … Continue reading

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One Month On

                                                     **** We can know the end is coming – and still not ever be … Continue reading

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RTE’s Big Fat Autumn Schedule…

  RTE revealed their new Autumn schedule today. One programme highlighted was called ‘Meet the McDonaghs’…   So our National Broadcaster is trotting down the ‘My Big Fat Gypsy….’ route. Only they’re dressing it up as a look at the ‘culture, morals, religion’ … Continue reading

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A Public (In)Convenience

  Question: If a Dad of little girls (3 to 6yrs approx) is out and about with them, as the sole adult, where does he take them to the toilet? A woman brings little girls, or boys, into the Ladies with … Continue reading

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If the Shoe Fits…

So, it’s that time of year again. When retailers lash ‘Back to School’ stickers on everything from food to underwear ( because we don’t buy them any other time of year). I have most things got (she sez, weeping into the gaping … Continue reading

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One More Thing to Love about the GAA

I read a really heartwarming piece in today’s Irish Times, by Damien Cullen, about the little things that make the GAA so special. ** It reminded me of one extra GAA thing that (as a parent of under 12s) I … Continue reading

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RTE and Women (not) at the Races

Picture the following scene… Galway race week. A TV presenter is conducting interviews between races. Here is one excerpt, with an on-course bookmaker; ‘So, do you find it an advantage being a young pretty girl, or do the punters take … Continue reading

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