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Colette Sheridan

Colette Sheridan

Evening Echo

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Why do non-believers still go to Mass on Christmas Day?

ARE you going to be a hypocrite this Christmas, trotting off to Mass on the big day, despite the fact that you never darken the doorstep of a church...

20.12.2023 30

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Colette Sheridan

No room at the inn for those fleeing war, persecution and unemployment..

UNFORTUNATELY, we do not live in the idealised world that John Lennon (and Yoko Ono) wrote about in the song Imagine. The best-selling single of John...

13.12.2023 10

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Colette Sheridan

Tension, boredom... so how do you avoid drink at Christmas?

‘ CHRISTMAS time, mistletoe and wine....’ goes the festive song. If only it could be so simple and cheerful. But if you’re a recovering...

06.12.2023 20

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If health is wealth, there's a lot of rich people, or are we fooling ourselves?

DO health fiends make you sick? You know the type; they come across as self-righteous as they report doing at least 10,000 steps daily, according to...

29.11.2023 10

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Fr Ted co-creator Graham has alienated himself in gender wars

WHEN I expressed a bit of unease about puberty blockers in a recent conversation about transgender people, a secondary school teacher said I sounded...

22.11.2023 10

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Calling on the people of Cork to 'Make One Change'... it might have a lasting effect

WHAT are you doing for carbon month? Or do you feel there’s very little point in making small gestures towards energy-saving? But there is a point...

15.11.2023 10

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Colette Sheridan

The world grieves a celebrity, while war impacts on so many

DO you have a parasocial relationship that sees you identifying with a person in a one-sided manner, experiencing feelings of familiarity, closeness...

08.11.2023 5

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Women have been striving to hold back years for centuries

IN our media-saturated world, full of ‘news’ about celebrities and candid shots of the female of the species, we may feel that the pressure to...

01.11.2023 10

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Colette Sheridan

The sickest joke of Halloween and Christmas is price of the merchandise...

AS if parents hadn’t enough demands on their money, (and sanity), major department stores have been flogging Halloween merchandise since late...

25.10.2023 5

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Colette Sheridan

Smokers will still indulge even when the price is stratospheric

WHAT is it about Ireland that we are so far behind other countries regarding the phasing out of cigarettes? When the then Health Minister Micheál...

18.10.2023 6

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Colette Sheridan

Looking for love online should come with a safety warning at the very least

WHAT should be heart-flutteringly exciting and the stuff of endless analysis with friends is actually often fraught with suspicion and can end badly....

11.10.2023 10

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Colette Sheridan

Sweating the small stuff by allowing rain to ruin our day

WHILE cursing the incessant rain at a bus stop last Thursday afternoon and being enraged that the bus was late - very late indeed - I really wanted to...

04.10.2023 8

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Forthcoming bye laws for Cork city buskers may not be music to their ears

IT’s the two guys dressed as leprechauns, dancing with bells and whistles to hit songs by the likes of Michael Jackson opposite Brown Thomas on...

27.09.2023 10

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Affable Patrick Kielty in the frame but can he pull it off every Friday night?

CALL it bad manners or just an acute curiosity, but staying with friends last week, I tried to insist that we watch The Late Late Show to get the...

20.09.2023 10

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Colette Sheridan

I’m driven to distraction by the omnipresence of smartphones

DO you really intend to jeopardise your intimate relationship all because of being in thrall to your smart phone? Using your phone during sex (yes,...

13.09.2023 10

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