Eye on the past

Tom Cox is ‘Digging in the garden’

  I LEFT you last month promising to do a bit of digging in the garden. The garden in question is Heywood, and you will be relieved to know that my digging will not be of the literal kind. My...

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Tom Cox: An Eye on the past

My bicycle pumps Pump opposite St Brigid’s National School building. YOU may wonder how I dream up the subject matter...

Saturday, 01/08/20 - 12:38pm Read More

Tom Cox: Eye on the Past

The humble spud Tom Cox happily digging-up his first crop of new potatoes LAST week, I had a brief dalliance...

Sunday, 05/07/20 - 12:17pm Read More

Seeing the light

LAST week, I was on my way to Dublin airport on the happy errand of collecting our youngest and her...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 11:10am Read More

Rathmoyle revisited

IF YOU have been following this column over the last few weeks, you will know that a stroll down Lansdowne...

Friday, 17/04/15 - 10:43am Read More

Falling through the cracks

LAST week, while exploring Laois connections to early 20th-century Dublin, I indulged in a bit of family nostalgia as I...

Friday, 10/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

A walk down Lansdowne Road

IT’S been a while since I found myself in the environs of the capital with time on my hands. But...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:36pm Read More

Within The Pale

LAST week, I happened to come across a report concerning the latest revision of Irish statute law. Ordinarily, such a...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:54am Read More

Dictionary corner

SOME weeks back, I was getting excited about the pre-publication subscriber list to William Wilson’s Post Chaise Companion. His traveller’s...

Friday, 20/03/15 - 10:31am Read More

A lot talked now

SOME weeks ago when I visited Kevin Higgins in Abbeyleix, he asked if I would be interested in giving a...

Friday, 13/03/15 - 10:45am Read More

Time To Think

FR PADDY BYRNE: TIME TO THINK

Ten spiritual tips for winter lockdown Fr Paddy Byrne 1) LIFE IS MESSY The lived experience of life is what makes us who we are. If we lived in a perfect existence we would never grow. Life is not always...

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Pope Francis: ‘market capitalism has failed’

Fr Paddy Byrne Pope Francis: ‘market capitalism has failed’ ON the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi’s death, Pope Francis...

Saturday, 10/10/20 - 5:15pm Read More

Jack Charlton … ‘Put ʼem under pressure’

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think The late Jack Charlton JACK Charlton’s recent death left many deeply saddened. An iconic...

Wednesday, 26/08/20 - 12:22pm Read More

Direct provision – a failed system

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think!  Fr Paddy ByrneTHIS pandemic is far from over, while, hopefully, it remains contained on...

Monday, 17/08/20 - 1:12pm Read More

John Hume: an instrument of peace

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think JOHN Hume put his devotion to what was right above what was best for...

Sunday, 09/08/20 - 12:34pm Read More

Fr Paddy: Time to think

If you’re depressed, talk to someone Rugby pundit and businessman Brent Pope, recently spoke candidly with RTÉ’s Brendan O’Connor about...

Monday, 03/08/20 - 9:52am Read More

Most of all it’s the little things that matter

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think ROBBIE Burns writes well on the little things. When he was ploughing, he disturbed...

Tuesday, 21/07/20 - 11:25am Read More

Suicide: a pandemic that continues to devastate

In in this week’s column:  Time to think, Fr Paddy Byrne talks about the devastating effects of suicide. Here is...

Sunday, 12/07/20 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think!

Communities reunite as churches reopen for Mass Fr Paddy Byrne THE global pandemic has had a shattering effect on humanity....

Tuesday, 30/06/20 - 12:18pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Be positive and make your dreams come true Fr Paddy Byrne OUR world screams out for poetry, even if it...

Sunday, 21/06/20 - 12:50pm Read More