Before UK firm Talk Talk casually disposed of its 575 Waterford staff it sent them an email pep-talk congratulating them on reaching set targets.
A look at the dangers of identity theft…
In our regular column sex panther gives advice on the carnal side of modern life.
For years I’ve worked in fine dining and catering where efficiency and speed of movement are essential skills.
Last season any fashionista in the know either ditched or toned down the tan. Tango was replaced by Autumn glow or porcelain for the real trend setters. This season it’s one step bolder with the return of body hair. As of yet legs have remained silky smooth but the bikini and underarms are experiencing a counter-revolution. This is only to be expected, with shiny smooth celebs gracing the media in all their polished extremism. A dictatorship of waxing and lasers means that female body hair is a rarity. And … Read More
Niall McCabe takes a satirical swipe at your favorite stereotype. “Hello” “Why haven’t you answered the phone all day?” “I’ve been busy at work” “All day? You haven’t had time to even send me a text, on your lunch break?” “Maxwell hun, I was going to wait til tonight.” “Yes well, I’d appreciate a text, I got a lot of positive comments on my Salon.com comment on Bisexual skinheads” “Oh thats great! We can talk about it later, where are we going?” “ I was thinking we could go … Read More
A generation ago most people’s experience of the beetroot was pickled on the side of an Irish salad plate. As it slowly stained the lettuce pink one could be forgiven for dismissing the humble beet.
Do you remember when the cops threatened a Shell to Sea campaigner they had arrested with rape, creating a short lived national scandal? Well since the media hype died down, a cover-up has been in operation right from Justice Minister Alan Shatter to the Sindo to the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC). The GSOC has been leaking material to it’s pet crime correspondents. What’s amazing here is the how incompetent they are. For instance, their interim report confused the video recordings of the rape threat with another filmed at another time, … Read More
Emerging from the dark, cramped servants quarters in the basement you enter the splendor of the late Georgian era – the richly decorated pinnacle of 18th-century living. Moving from parlour to dining-room, drawing room to boudoir every attention has been given to collecting together period pieces and replicating the sensibilities of the time. The greatest juxtaposition is evident when entering the fifth and final floor, the attic, where the children of the house spent the majority of their youth. Little wonder the rest of society could be treated with near murderous disregard when children were committed to such an austere environment.