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Fr Paddy: Defending the Eighth Amendment

Christmas is upon us. Soon we celebrate the birth of a vulnerable baby, born into a fragile family. A family who said "Yes" to life. Mary...

Pat Critchley: We Irish have a great tradition for funeral rituals

I recently visited Ann O’Reilly to sympathize on the death of her beloved husband Brian. I had taught their three daughters, Niamh, Siobhan and...

Fr Paddy: Homelessness is never normal

Another Homeless man living in a tent died in Ranelagh, this week. Citizens deprived of shelter and heat grow daily. On these desperately cold winter...
Tips for surviving Christmas in the office

Mark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the office

We're in December now which means that Christmas is in full swing. And if you happen to work in an office, this can be a...

Bob Flavin: Mercedes going for the luxurious 4×4 market with the X-Class

When you think of a work vehicle that’s designed to take five people and a pallet of fencing across the mucky fields and babbling...

Fr Paddy: Advent – A season of preparation for the coming of Christ

My recent book "All Will Be Well" is a personal reflection about my own life told through the lens of faith and hopefulness. I'm delighted...
Volkswagon Arteon

Bob Flavin: Volkswagen Arteon is the long distance cruiser to beat

“If you want to know me come and live with me” is what my Mother used to say about people who got together but...

Wired with Whelan: Welcome to the new national pastime – the Blame Game

I'm gonna take your money Count your loss when I'm gone. I'm alright, Jack I'm lookin' after number one. If I want something I get it Don't matter what...

Fr Paddy: Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans – which one are you?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going...
Winter is coming and Mark Doheny has you covered

Mark Doheny: 20 tips to help you survive Winter this year

In case you haven't noticed, Winter has arrived. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and it's getting colder all the time. There's...

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Bob Flavin: The BMW 530e, a real performance hybrid?

There is a continuous charge toward our electric future and there’s no doubt that we will all be driving some form of electric car...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Fr Paddy: Portlaoise Midlands Hospital … An essential service

A recent public meeting regarding maintaining essential and lifesaving services, in Portlaiose General Hospital, was extremely well attended. There was universal consensus, that Portlaoise Midlands...
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Bob Flavin: The Land Rover Discovery, worth waiting for?

I have never experienced a time where I need to have a full-time four-wheel drive. I know there are people out there who need...

Fr Paddy: Dismayed to see Advent Calendar with focus on cheap wine!

We are called to holiness. It is quite amazing that we who have faith and believe we will live forever can sometimes allow ourselves to...

Wired with Whelan: Demographics not demonstrations the only way to halt HSE Hospital plan

  Your love is like bad medicine Bad medicine is what I need, whoa Shake it up just like bad medicine There ain't no doctor that can cure...

Ronnie Culliton: It’s October so we must think about Pensions!

The Income Tax deadline of end October is fast approaching.  If you submit your tax returns through the Revenue On-Line System, then this deadline...

Fr Paddy: November 2017 A Time to Remember

November 2017 is a time to remember all our loved ones who have gone before us. Death is that challenging confrontation that reminds us...
Portlaoise Hospital

Wired with Whelan Revisited: No Hollywood ending in sight for Portlaoise hospital

A prophetic piece on the hospital from LaoisToday back in April when we sounded a serious warning based on the ominous lack of commitment...

Bob Flavin: WATCH – Skoda continues to rule with the new Karoq

As I write this there’s a waiting list for the new Kodiaq that doesn’t bear thinking about. This is very serious business as Skoda...

Fr Paddy: Government homelessness plan doomed to fail

Housing is perhaps the greatest challenge this government faces. The chronic lack of social housing coupled with rising house prices intensifies the issue of...

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