The Secret Lives of GAA men

This week a Rubicon was crossed in Irish life when a high profile GAA player came out and stated openly that he was involved in an activity that is considered by some to be outside the pale, by others, with more antiquated views, to be abhorrent. Everyone says now that it was common knowledge. The

For Folk’s Sake

There comes a time in a man’s life where he says to himself: I need to learn some Irish songs. It happens to everyone. Even hard-rocker Iggy Pop will be faced with a time when a sing-song is in full swing and someone shouts out “Iggy for a song!”. At that moment, without the thumping

Changing Lanes

The new €600 million Opera Lane development opened its doors in Cork last week, taking advantage no doubt, of the moratorium on reporting of the L***** Referendum. As a talking point for Cork, it was a welcome respite for a public who were well and truly L*****ed out of their skulls. This was evidenced by

Culture, Like

Last Friday was Culture Night and Cork once again showed its appetite for culture. Events were held all over the city and it evoked the heady days of 2005 when Cork was the Eorapeen-Capla-Culchor. I would love to say I played my part in Culture Night but I did not. Instead I spent the entire