The past doesn’t exist, a mediator once told me as I began to outline the list of wrongs that had been done to me by another party. He then went on to(...)

They were outside a pricey clothes shop in Grafton Street (is there any other kind?). They were in their late 50s I would say, and married I would als(...)

If you and I had been in charge of government and the banks when those guys – you know who I mean – were ruining the economy, it would all have worked(...)

Those of us who muddle through, annoying our partners and being annoyed by them but making a go of it in the name of love, are not so bad after all.Th(...)

That guy thinks the world revolves around him, I said to myself recently. Then, just in time, I remembered to add the words “just like me”. It’(...)

The apple does not fall far from the tree. I heard the phrase used most recently in relation to a gentleman who had encountered some trouble with his (...)

 Granny O’Grimm: Are grandparents naughty or nice? Photograph: Irish Film Board/PA Wire

The warmth and affection which young people have for their grandparents has always struck me as a positive thing in the world – but it was not (...)

It is over a decade since a man who was involved in training male apprentices expressed some exasperation that they did not seem interested in push(...)

I am more scared of success than of failure. You can hide behind failure. Unless the failure is catastrophic it may not change very much about (...)

I wrote recently about unjustified guilt felt by victims of child abuse. From the responses I received, both in conversation and by email, it s(...)

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