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Bill Linnane – misogynist, love and other drugs, war, shifting

Hate to break it to you @Bill_Linnane but doing your half of the housework and caring for your own kids ain't romance! 💔 pic.twitter.com/Wj0xmY4F6N — Leslie Ann Horgan (@LeslieAnnHorgan) February 14, 2018 Indo col week 42, a Valentine’s special which has somehow made me History’s Greatest Monster. I am not especially romantic. My wife would […]

The Watchers

In the original ending of The Emperor’s New Clothes, there was no child. Hans Christian Andersen had written the story as an adaptation of an earlier folk tale, where devious tailors play on the insecurities of a vain emperor, telling him that they have made him an outfit that is visible only to those of […]

Today in ‘Things I Was Actually Invited To’

Agmondesham Cuffe was quite the operator. As detailed in Turtle Bunbury’s excellent work on the Irish aristocracy, Cuffe knew which way the wind blew. Cuffe disliked the policies of James II, who had plans to make Ireland a Catholic stronghold, as per the plans of the Catholic Earl of Tyrconnell, who wanted to strip the […]

Ash Valentine’s, Nollaig na mBan, huntsmen, love

Please spare a moment's thought for this poor fool, married to Ireland's Biggest Dickheadâ„¢ for a miserable 12 years today. #PrayForCiara #Condolences #NotOnTwitter pic.twitter.com/jMuDTQadsx — Bill Linnane (@Bill_Linnane) December 1, 2017 Week 37 of the column: Rejoice, cheapskates of Ireland – the stars have aligned and for the first time in decades, St Valentine’s Day, […]