Wikipedia tells us; The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. Opened on May 27th 1937 and so is eighty one this year – and…

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At first glance it may appear like you’ve read this before – I published a blog not long ago entitled Ireland – an Island at the Centre of the World – but let me tell you this goes much, much deeper. This piece is about the opportunities that abound for you and me and Ireland…

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“What did he die of?” “He died of a Wednesday – went to bed Tuesday night – woke up dead!” Some Dublinese humour (albeit a tad black) there to open up this week’s “Coffee with Colm” installment. The truth is that life is dangerous, damaging to your health, and will eventually kill you. Nothing surer….

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I don’t listen to or watch the news – haven’t done for 25 years – why? “Because it’s all negative, Colm” I hear you correctly reply. Bad news sells. Good news – the overwhelming majority of news – doesn’t so by taking our world view from the six-one news (is it still even on?) we…

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It’s your eightieth birthday. Family and friends have gathered. You are humbled and grateful that these people took time to be with you on this momentous milestone. Great food, nice wine, even better company, laughter, mirth, song, speeches, craic and even some tears. Yours is the life they are toasting; your accomplishments are the ones…

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