AS fireworks shot through the air over Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve, Corkman Morgan Roche was witnessing a more ominous firework display in Nundle, to the north of New South Wales […]
Caught in a rent trap… now I may be forced to leave town I call home
STATISTICS, facts and figures about Ireland’s housing crisis have long had the power to shock. But it is only when you drill down to the man and woman on the street that […]
The town that sparked Ireland’s culinary revolution, with fresh local produce and hardly a potato in sight
If you were to look for chef Olivier Queva during the day, it wouldn’t be a great idea to start in his kitchen. The rangy Frenchman is far more likely to be […]
Darina Allen on Ireland’s problems with food
An interview with Darina Allen on food and the choices we make.
Persistence pays for unflagging photographer
Ladies, it’s time to paint the town pink!
I got to speak to some of the women behind Kinsale’s now well-established Pink Ribbon Walk.
Ireland’s rebel priest
Father Tony Flannery, suspended by the Vatican in 2012 for his views on the priesthood, homosexuality and contraception, talks to me about how the Pope is even more radical than he is, […]
Hello Lucy! – riding the creative rainbow
There is a wild abundance of books out there telling mothers how to be better mothers: better working mothers, better stay-at-home mothers, better lovers and mothers, better daughters-in-law and mothers, mothers of […]
Wear We Wander
Last year Bronwyn Connolly quit her comfortable, well-paying job to head off and travel the world. Nine months later, she came home with more than the usual memories and souvenirs.
In which Nicky learns to surf. In a manner of speaking.