Category: Columnists | Laois Nationalist
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...
Tom Cox: An Eye on the past
My bicycle pumps Pump opposite St Brigids National School building. YOU may wonder how I dream up the subject matter...
Saturday, 01/08/20 - 12:38pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Time To Think
Fr Paddy Byrne has had ‘Time to think’ about RTE’s New Year’s offensive sketch
THE head of the Catholic Church in Ireland recently expressed shock over what he says is a “blasphemous” satirical clip broadcast on RTÉ’s ***New Year’s Eve Countdown Show***. He added that it was mocking and deeply offensive to Christians....
Fr Paddy: Time to think
Joe Biden … a man of faith
HE carries a rosary in his pocket, one that belonged to his late son Beau. On election day...
Sunday, 29/11/20 - 12:30pm
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...
Thursday, 05/11/20 - 10:44am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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