Retail therapy is torture for men my age

On my list of favourite therapies to experience, ‘retail’ features comfortably below ‘electro-shock’.

Men tend to regard shopping as something that reluctantly must be done once a year. Like a prostate exam, only less enjoyable.

This is changing. There is a generational shift. Men in their 20s have embraced fashion. This new breed has a training camp at the foothills of the Dublin mountains. It is known locally as Dundrum Town Centre and I visited there last weekend.

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The history of football in Dublin

I was asked to contribute to an event celebrating the history of football in Dublin. Below is an edited version of the talk delivered.

The history of football in Ireland is intertwined with politics, religion and class. It’s a rich history, and one that deserves to be celebrated.

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