Perry Como

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’We’ve coped with 800 years of occupation, famine and popery but this, this satirical song about PAYE taxpayers, sung to the tune of 'YMCA' by Twink, Dermot Morgan and Larry Gogan, this more than makes up for that.’ Photograph: RTÉ

Last weekend RTÉ1 broadcast an all Twink clip show called Twinkling Through the Years. In it, Twink, the woman born Adele King, stands bespectacled an(...)

Call me a sentimentalist, but I can’t quite bring myself to scoff at the excitement of new parents

I see that the latest instalment of Pseuds Corner, the Private Eye column exposing pretentious prose in all quarters of British life, features a recen(...)

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert: “I’m just like Santa - a big, jolly fat man”

On Christmas Day last year, Aidan Moffat sat down with his 10-year-old son and told him the truth about Santa Claus. “It’s a very emotional day for c(...)

 British singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. His   gentle guitar plucking transported me to another time.  Photograph: Getty Images

It is amazing how certain sounds or songs can flood your brain with memories so specific and detailed that you almost feel you are reliving them. My(...)

The funeral  of Reece Cullen (17) from Jobstown, Co Dublin took place Wednesday morning at the Church of St Martin de Porres, Old Bawn, Tallaght. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

If numbness was physical, you could have touched it inside the Church of St Martin de Porres in Old Bawn, Tallaght. Invisible and silent, it was eve(...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)

Santas come in all shapes and sizes, so why not all colours?

What lesson can we draw from the recent Santagate controversy over at Fox News? We might surmise that there’s too much lead in the water at Murdoch To(...)

One morning about 20 years ago, I stood in my kitchen and watched one of my children as he lay on his stomach on the floor, playing with his toy cars.(...)