John McCullagh October 2, 2003

It must be galling for our local magistrates to have to listen to some defence lawyers’ appeals on behalf of incorrigible offenders.    ‘They were acting completely out of character .. come from a solid and stolid family … had ingested excess alcohol … have since seen the light .. families committed to assisting them […]

John McCullagh October 2, 2003

We’ve all got so much older and wiser in recent years that it has become difficult to impress us with new technology. Yet I have a tale to tell in this vein. As this story concerns two men who are sadly deceased, but one who is very much alive and who might take umbrage, I […]

John McCullagh October 2, 2003

He is everywhere, the teller of tall tales.  Some are interesting for their inventiveness.  Some merely boring as they relate their teller’s single-handed exploits.  One Newry man who served in Korea – Joe by name, but I’ll not tell you his surname for he’d torture me – never tires of telling how he defeated that […]