25 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

  1. GiggidyGoo

    The Times mustn’t have been invited to the launch of Celine a few weeks ago. They also must be unaware of the various direct services from Ireland to the other ports they mentioned.

  2. Dinny Do Well?

    Myrtle Allen. We’ll all relish the Irish Times obituary of the queen of Ballymaloe. RIP.

  3. Martco

    RIP Myrtle Allen
    none of the rest of them would’ve had so much as a teaspoons worth of success only for her- she was a world level pioneer

      1. Frilly Keane

        And made Ireland a Foodie destination

        Although it must be noted
        And in the words of him off de’ Telly Johnny Keenan
        the elephant in the room<
        Only in-laws with her there in that photo

  4. Junkface

    Irish teachers still can’t teach Irish to Irish kids shocker! Maybe stop making it compulsory, it’s a failed scheme.

    The 11 year old rapist headline though! Jesus Christ thats crazy, what the feck is going on? 11 and the girl was 9!

    1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

      I don’t want to speculate
      but kids see stuff on line they have neither the maturity to digest or understand for the fiction it is
      A generation growing up with hard-core porn as normal ?

      1. Brother Barnabas

        it’s really worrying – and we’re maybe only starting to see the effects on adolescents and their attitudes to sex

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            You should have a listen to Jon Ronson’s “The Butterfly Effect”, he has a brilliant episode all about that.

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I emailed him once to tell him I thought he was an excellent writer and he replied. I can’t remember what he said, though, sadly.
            He had a column with the Guardian at the time.

      2. Junkface

        I suppose that the reality we face now. Its sad that a lot of children are exposed to online porn so young, the effect is going straight to sexualised thinking and losing innocence of thought. Maybe some tech firm could find a way of introducing high pitched frequencies that only children can hear and embed it in the porn. Although you could just turn off the sound on your speakers. Scratch that, how about the equivalent but done visually?

        1. Brother Barnabas

          i don’t hang out with too many teenagers but, from what i can tell, boys (12-17ish) have this sense of entitlement and feeling that it’s ok to pressure (maybe even coerce) girls into sex, while girls have a corresponding sense of obligation – you’re frigid or uncool if you don’t go along with it. a lot of it comes from online porn. we should be including it on the school curriculum. it’s the biggest challenge for parents today, i fear

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Aye. I was talking to a teacher about sex education in an all girls’ school (it was for Junior Cert kids). The most asked-about thing was anal sex.

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