Brain Kerr

Wrote this for the Indo:   Miranda Kerr knows a thing or two about marriage. This is partly because the 34 year old model has been married twice, firstly to Orlando Bloom, and now to the world’s youngest billionaire, Evan Spiegel, head honcho of Snapchat, AKA the biggest threat to today’s youth since cooties. In […]

Culottes, Varadkar looks like Bob Hope, Malaysia, water charges

Here's that hot take on culottes that absolutely nobody ordered. — Bill Linnane (@Bill_Linnane) September 28, 2017 Week 22, how did we get here? How have I managed 22 weeks of writing for the biggest newspaper in the country? WTF is going on?   In the ongoing nuclear soap opera that is the US […]

The clown’s pie, the zodiac killer, drunken foetuses, branson’s pickle

Week 20 of the column.   My parents were strict. Products of the Forties and Fifties when Catholicism ruled supreme, they took a somewhat North Korean approach to cultural products they deemed unsuitable for me. I have fond memories of my father switching off an RTE matinee showing of Black Narcissus when I was ten […]

A long goodbye

    In 2013, Barry Crockett retired from his role as master distiller in Midleton. His father Max was master distiller before him, and the family lived in the distiller’s cottage on the grounds. It was in this house that Barry was born. It was an old way of life in distilling, one that just […]