Perfect Coffee Break Read

In the spirit of using free papers or junk mail to prevent awkward or indelible stains forming on your desk or table, Meath now has a publication tailor-made for that very purpose.  It’s a joy to discover The Meath Coaster,  a venerable monthly journal so popular (distributed to over 6,200 homes), it always seems to be running out.   As they say […]

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Don Juan (ker)

Now, far be it from me or anyone else to even smirk at this morning’s story of Aidan Clifford, previously known as Ireland’s ‘Most Romantic Man’, who is currently in court after admitting he committed “lewd acts” in front of young women.  Obviously, incidents of pulling up in a car alongside young women and masturbating in their view is behaviour utterly without comedy, even for […]

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Currant Affairs

Fianna Fail’s Dublin South by-election candidate Shay Brennan sits sandwiched between the temptations of the present and the grim reality of a scone-filled future. 

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A Mammoth Load Of Rubbish

The Elephant Princess.  Seriously, just how unrealistic can a children’s television programme get?  I’ve no problem with the basic premise: that this young, suburban Australian lass, Alexandra Wilson, who’s in a band and dreams of rock stardom, suddenly discovers that she’s Princess of this mystical kingdom called Manjipoor when she’s visited by this lad called […]

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Sloppy, Ploppy Nizlopi

I just accidentally heard a song by Nizlopi as I was trying to find something else on the wireless.  I had to double check, though; as I find myself saying more and more often the older I get, I thought they were dead.  But, no, I just looked them up and apparently they had an […]

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