Opening Lines: We’ll do an eco-brick tapestry about love and hugs

Colm O'Regan shares his therapy against the relentless bad eco-news

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Irish Mammies fixing climate change? As if they hadn’t enough to be doing

Irish Mammies fixing climate change? As if they hadn’t ENOUGH to be doing.

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Opening Lives: I’ve learned to turn some rage into useful biofuel

It was a way of telling people the chaos of life, the sheer bastardy of a bean spatula could be addressed by the courts and all would be well, writes Colm O'Regan

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I nearly said one of the more annoying sentences you’ll hear in polite conversation

We parents can be annoying, writes Colm O'Regan

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In Our Time: Maybe it’s better to describe it by what it’s not

I could be anywhere when I’m listening to it.

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Let's talk about The Black Hole

By now, you will have seen the photo of the black hole. It may even have a cuddly name at this point: Hell’s Polo Mint, FAI at the Oireachtas, or just Holey. ...

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Opening Lines: Amongst us stupid people, I think finally weeds are having a moment

I’ve always had a certain respect for weeds. They have been worthy adversaries.

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Google Street View is a mighty yoke

There are many photos of Zuppy. Not Zuppy, the blue dog from The Den.

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The Rules of Not Being A Langer - a smaller rulebook to go with the Rules of the Road

As a motorist, cyclist and pedestrian, I’ve noticed it’s getting a bit cross out there.

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Watch the ‘St Patrick’s Day Round Up Of The Parades’ from around the country if you need a pick-me-up

YOU’RE going to need something today. A tonic of some description. The weather in March, so far, has been as if winter slept in late, has arrived into the ...

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A brush with Devine inspiration: Exclusive extract from Colm O'Regan's new book

In this exclusive extract from Colm O’Regan’s new book, ‘Ann Devine Ready for Her Close-Up’, mammy and daughter tiptoe through the social ...

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One of my favourite itches is getting angry/triumphant at the outcomes of personal injury claims

There are obvious signs of the passage of time and then there are the subtle ones. Obvious ones include the greying. Even the greying starts out surreptitiously, ...

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Let's talk about Jack and Emily

The results are out and they are as we expected. Jack and Emily have topped the list as the most popular names in Ireland last year, as they have for the last decade. ...

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I’m getting the heebie jeebies about Brexit

I’m getting the heebie jeebies about Brexit. I know the Government and the Eurocrats are telling me they ‘got this’, but I’m getting that ...

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I feel sorry for the dogs. Even they have a sense of shame about having to poo in public

The small dark shape flutters in the breeze. From a distance it looks like it could be an offering to the spirits of ancestors or pagan gods hung in the tree. It ...

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Micro-goals: 'I am now, for the first time in my life, drinking enough water'

Micro-goals is Colm O'Regan's new word. Or sort of a word.

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Clubbing on a Saturday. In the afternoon. With the family

We’re at the door. We can hear the thumping music inside. Our hands are stamped before we can head downstairs to where the action is. A burly man steps up ...

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I love the archive channel. It's just ould lads sitting on a bench, double-denimed couples messing, Ford Cortinas overtaking Fiat 121s dangerously at high speeds

It’s not what you would call gripping TV. But it’s soothing. If it were made now, it would be called ‘Slow TV’, something which is apparently ...

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The more you spend on entertaining a small child, the less likely they are to enjoy it

As children get a bit ‘walkie’, Free Stuff To Do becomes a must for many parents.

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Over-familiarity and abbreviation really annoy people

Fans of this column, if that’s not an oxymoron, will know that last week I decided to start the New Year finding out from people All The Words That Annoy, ...

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Opening Lines: I know some of you suffer from onomatodontlikeia because I did some research

This is the time of year when the media is full of tips on how to get through the grim weeks ahead. But we are ignoring the mental health benefits of a good wallow. ...

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Why Christmas Eve is the real high point of Christmas

THIS is the real ‘big day’. For me, Christmas Eve is the high point of Christmas, writes Colm O'Regan.

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Meetings are the petri-dishes for the bolloxological language

Office workers: savour this week. It’s the one time office meetings will be bearable. It’s like in school when you’re allowed to bring in your ...

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'Before there was the social media void to shout into, you kept your thoughts to yourself and to a few others close by'

THE diary: Before there was the social media void to shout into, you kept your thoughts to yourself and to a few others close by.

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One of the finest sentences ever uttered on Irish TV

The aster*sk keys of the keyboards of country’s media were worn out after that Late Late Show last Friday week.

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This article is 'oddly satisfying'

‘Oddly satisfying’ is a phrase you’ll often find more often now in Internet-land.

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"I had to learn quickly. City kids are just faster off the mark"

Every phase of your life contributes to who you are but if I had to say what was the making of me, I think it was the six years in Deerpark school in Cork.

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There is a new threat from social media. It’s videos of super hero parents

There is a new threat from social media. It’s videos of super hero parents

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