Seeing your old pet dog being put down is heartbreaking, especially when her life is caught up with so many childhood memories.
Not being able to feel my own painted face was a reminder that it was not really mine.
Kelly Konya: I have filtered Ireland through her female writers since leaving Dublin last summer.
Pratchett was often dismissed as just a funnyman writing in a silly genre. But besides being droll and imaginative, his works are also generous and unexpectedly wise.
Resistance against remaining proposals continues despite concessions.
Even when we leave our Catholic faith behind, the old moral preoccupations and worries often remain.
Dee Courtney: I wouldn’t trade my parents for any smiling hetero two-kids-one-dog couple in the Iona ads.
It is unreasonable to demand an unsustainable level of public services without paying for it. The water protests are a perfect example of this immaturity.
Prohibition further pushes drug abusers to the edges of society where their addiction will only deepen.
People in the west need to look beyond simplistic interpretations of Islam and engage in genuine discussion about the factors contributing to terrorism.