Roger and Out

Sorry to appear like a dog with a bone but that Naughton case yesterday has me amazed.  One of the terrible things that came out of this case of a Catholic priest returning for sentencing for his second conviction for paedophilia is  the length of time it takes to squeeze […]

Furtive Happenings

Things seem to be happening in this Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church of ours after the Roman visits of last week. 1.  The Council of Priests of the Dublin Diocese are meeting tomorrow.  It is understood that Diarmuid Martin fresh from that visit will be present, as well as Bishops […]

In Memoriam

I am sorry about yesterday’s blog but the gremlins were in my computer and I lacked the skills necessary to overcome them.  I decided to abandon my editorial efforts and let my daughter, Katy, lead me out of the maze but she unfortunately was out of contact.  So I will […]

Monday Laughs

My new friend on the blog, Drayton Bird, sent me this from New York on Friday last and I think it is worth letting people laugh especially on a Monday morning. A WOMAN’S POEM Before I lay me down to sleep,                   […]

Hoping and Praying

Why is it that  all large organizations in the past few years who have set up an internet system for accepting people’s enquiries, payments etc always get it wrong in the beginning?  I know why.  It is because the people or companies they employ for setting up these systems are […]

Digging Deep

I thought for a moment that I had made up a new word but I knew I had not. I had used it before but I wanted a precise definition.  I reached for “The Times” dictionary but it was not there, I went into the next room and picked up […]

Sweeping Up

Refreshed, renewed and envigoured after my two days of recrimination and penance I am back on track as Wooden Bridge’s only gobshite.  One of my accusers during these  hard days was someone who said and I quote “if you have nothing good to say about something, say nothing” and whilst […]

Learning Quickly

I am still reeling from the mental onslaught I have been through these past few days and my piece yesterday confirms to me the power a blog has.  A power that has to be carefully and considerately handled to enable the readers not to have to spring up from their […]

Blogging On

I started writing this blog about ten days ago with the sole purpose in mind of improving my computer skills which were and still are fairly basic and practising my writing skills to give better construction and sense of articles of between 500 and 1000 words content. I decided as […]

Murphy Continued.

Fresh from my blog on the Murphy Report, I settled down last night to watch the Front Line.  The Pat Kenny vehicle on RTE 1 that relates to the topic of the week and this week it was amazingly enough The Murphy Report.  I do not know why I bothered […]