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“You Can’t be Serious” is a column written by Bernie Comasky.

You Can’t Be Serious. Bring back the Bicycle

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Eamon Ryan is the new Irish Government Minister for Transport. His brief also includes ‘Climate Action.’ Mr Ryan is a member of the ‘Green...

How to Be Perfectly Miserable.

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In the past, this column has set out to help people become, happy, positive, healthy, rich, and slim. All very worthy causes, indeed; but...

You Can’t Be Serious – Ramblings of a Recycled Recluse …

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Man has to be the most adaptable animal on the planet. Take this humble locked-down scribe for example: I have extracted turf from the...

You Can’t Be Serious. ‘A sheep’s worst enemy is another sheep…’

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If you, dear reader, decided that you were going to circumnavigate the globe; go on a trip around the world like, what do you...

You Can’t Be Serious. Can we eliminate the Scourge of love?

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Whether it is better “to have loved and lost then not to have loved at all” is a matter for serious debate. What is...

You Can’t Be Serious. ‘That Darn Cat’ 

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This is the true story of a cat and two couples who were long-time friends and next door neighbours. Some names may, or may...

You Can’t Be Serious – An accessory after the fact …

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So, (have you noticed how many sentences begin with the word ‘so’ these days?) how yawl doin’? I’m doing time – even though I am...

You Can’t Be Serious – How would you live your final three...

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As far as I know, man is the only animal blessed with the gift of imagination. Without imagination we would all still be living...

You Can’t Be Serious – It’s good to [small] talk

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Every day we listen attentively to people of wisdom and exceptional command of language on radio and TV, as we are fed news from...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘God save all here …’

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My first inclination was to commence this piece with; ‘I am not a very religious person.’ This may be a fact, but why should...

You Can’t Be Serious – Putting panic into Prowlers…

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Listen up folks for another bit of sound advice, courtesy of this column. We are all better at giving advice than taking it –...

You Can’t Be Serious – An unwelcome Spanish Visitor

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Ours is a hospitable home. This is no more than adhering to an age-old tradition in Ireland of making people welcome and putting them...

You Can’t Be Serious – Constant change is here to stay…

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‘The people voted for change:’ this is what you hear now every day from political commentators and people in pubs right across the country. Most...

You Can’t Be Serious – Favouritism is always a factor

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I bet that you claim to be totally opposed to any form of favouritism? Most people will rail against favouritism in the workplace, school,...

You Can’t Be Serious. There is nothing wrong with being wrong.

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Many people are incapable of accepting that they are ever wrong - even when indisputable facts are there to prove it. People will even say...

You Can’t Be Serious – One man’s barefaced trust in another …

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My late uncle trusted me a whole lot; maybe not with his entire life … but close enough! Trust is a central part of...

I am still only an ‘improver’…

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You would have to conclude that ‘back in the day’ (as a good friend of mine always says) we weren’t all that smart. Based...

Dying to make the stupidity Awards

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Hands up all those of you who know what a ‘Darwin Award’ is? Ok … for the benefit of the rest of the class...

‘Where you live, and what you [don’t] drive.’

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I drive a twelve year old car. It is a black car. I have owned several black cars, but I have never before had...

The most useless inventions in the history of [one] mankind

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Is it only me, or do these following ‘inventions’ really work for you? How many of you can remember when ‘super-glue’ was invented? There was...

A little village with a big heart …

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Sometimes we have to suffer a great loss in order to appreciate not only what we have lost, but to realise the blessings of...

Roll up …roll up – to the greatest show in town!

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I wonder how many of you, dear readers get so wrapped up in a captivating TV drama to the extent that you hate the...

You Can’t Be Serious – But isn’t it a two-tier world we...

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As this column may have previously mentioned, ‘sport mirrors life.’ With not a lot happening on the playing fields at the moment, the chattering classes...

You Can’t Be Serious – At least you have something to show...

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This nostalgia is an awful yoke. We are all enslaved by a sentimental longing for a past that was a place strewn with happy...

You Can’t Be Serious – Man’s best friend can also be...

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Let me, first of all, place on record that I am a 'dog-liker.' I have loved a dog or two in my time and...

You Can’t Be Serious. Make way for the Impact Supporter …

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I have just this minute looked up the word “impact” in the dictionary and found there are a number of interpretations. “The striking of...

You Can’t Be Serious – We had our very own Denis the...

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No doubt the rest of you don’t have to wander too far back to boast of bishops, patriots, priests and politicians - whereas in...

You Can’t Be Serious. Read this … then walk away.

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More than twenty years ago, Pamela and I went on a holiday to Tunisia. Whilst there, we made friends with another couple – as...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘Don’t forget your hurl if you want...

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I love this time of year, as we are enthralled and excited by the business end of the GAA championships – especially the hurling. ...

Nostalgia is like a favourite uncle.

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You Can’t Be Serious - Nostalgia is like a favourite uncle. The older we get, the more we tend to indulge in a bit of nostalgia....