Features

Talking about suicide

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

“One of the most disturbing ways of death is suicide,” writes Pat Crowley in his series on suicide, which he’s been publishing on his website (www.patthebarber.com), “disturbing, that is, for the relatives and friends of the one who is now...

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A trip down memory lane

Sovereign Street

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

Donie O’Sullivan, age 78, remembers a different Clonakilty, as he walks through the town with Mary O’Brien. A carpenter by trade, in the old days Donie used to make wheels for horse carts. His father and grandfather before him were...

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Reuniting families in a war torn world

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

Every year, thousands of family members across the globe are separated by conflicts, disasters or migration. People suffer terribly when they lose contact with their loved ones and don’t know where they are or whether they are safe. National Red...

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Searching for the underbelly of existence

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

“Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science...

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Get lost!

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Features

Does every working parent suffer pangs of guilt when it comes to spending enough time with their children? As a self-employed working mother of five-year-old twin girls, I have already (much to the amusement of my work colleagues) baked quite...

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Only a run up the road to Robin Hill

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Features

I’ve been feeling a bit panicked this summer! Time is just galloping ahead and I can’t seem to rein it in. We arranged to do a house swap in France this year and what started initially as a few DIY...

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A tragic twist in the Whiddy tale

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Features

The revelation from Wilson in his own words, edited only slightly for clarity, follows: The Cover Note: To the Editor: Sir, I had a very good friend who came to Ireland in the first World War. He died in my...

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Answering a call to mission

Posted on: 6th August, 2014 in Features

From late August, the Leoni family, i.e. Mattia, a language teacher and coordinator of the Amnesty Group, Elena, a well known physiotherapist and a gifted singer, and the two rascals, Michele (7) and Sam (4.5) won’t be seen at the...

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