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Fr Paddy: Charlie Gard… A precious life

Charlie Gard died after his life-support was withdrawn soon after he was moved to a hospice, denying his parents their "final wish" for him to spend...

Bob Flavin: Ford raise the bar for the small car world

The small car market has been rather overlooked for the sales market as we tend to move towards the larger Focus sized cars to...

Wired with Whelan: The canonisation of Vincent Browne in the era of ‘experts’

Starry Starry night Paint your palette blue and grey Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the Darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees...

Fr Paddy: How much does a prayer weigh?

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of...

Noel Garvan: Whatever you do look after that ankle injury

There are many injuries that can cause long term problems but probably one of the most common and the most neglected injuries people get...
Wedding wine

Mark Doheny: 27 things we all relate to when it comes to weddings

Weddings. You can't avoid them at this time of the year and to help you, we've compiled a handy list of things we all...

Fr Paddy: August – A time to harvest

The Month of August brings with it the gift of Harvest. In Celtic times, this season of Lunasa was an occasion of thanksgiving. The Celtic...

Colm Fingleton: It has been a good start to the harvest

Harvest 2017 is well underway at this stage with harvesting kicking off in the middle of July. Weather has been fairly broken but there...
Nigel Pearson has done a Q&A

Nigel Pearson: Fasting, lifting and eating – some of your questions answered

Thanks for all the Questions you sent in. This is part 1 of a two-part blog series. I suppose, I just want to say that...
Electric is the only way to go

Bob Flavin: The future is an electric one

What drives me nuts is the thought of my car sitting outside the door doing nothing but costing me money. I pay the tax, insurance...

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Two Broke Divas: Seven bottles of fake tans, tried, tested and reviewed! 

This was a long time coming, but it takes a significant amount of time to try and review this amount of fake tans. I...

Wired with Whelan: Time to name and shame TDs who condone drink-driving

It was acceptable in the 80s It was acceptable at the time It was acceptable in the 80s It was acceptable at the time (Calvin Harris) I don’t particularly...

Pat Critchley: Remembering the Portlaoise Fire Brigade from back in the day

The members of the Fire Brigade are unsung heroes of our community. Dad and Uncle Jack, the Barbender, were in Portlaoise Fire Brigade back in...

Fr Paddy: From God … to all his children

Effective Immediately: Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order...
The Skoda Superb is a great drive according to our man Bob

Bob Flavin: Take a spin in a Skoda Superb to see what you’re missing

Dragon scale yellow wasn’t a colour that I ever thought about until Skoda brought out a 280bhp Superb and let me drive it around...

Fr Paddy: The cracked pot

Life is a sacred journey. Recently I spent time with a young man terminally ill. His frank honesty and wisdom, grounded me to appreciate...

Mark Doheny: 23 things about funerals you’ll relate to if you’re from Laois

There's nothing as Irish as a good Irish funeral. And a good rural Laois funeral is as good as it gets. You'll no doubt relate...

Pat Critchley: Priceless memories from working on the bog

Long before the Spanish sun holidays became the norm, we had the bog. It was a great place to get a tan, first the...

Paddy McDonald and the story behind 12 Acres Brewery

This week, we meet with Paddy McDonald from Killeshin. Paddy owns and runs 12 acre brewery which is based on his home farm. Paddy took...

Fr Paddy: Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017

On Sunday July 16th, Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, will partake in it’s first Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Members from all 56 parishes, will come...

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