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Taxi driver, where are ya going?

Oh dear, I see a taxi drivers’ campaign group was up in arms recently as it wasn’t given advance notice of the recent introduction of new driver skills tests by the Commission for Taxi regulation. Existing drivers will now have to take the revised exam by 2012, while all new entrants to the industry will […]

The question of age

Age does not matter when it comes to matters of the heart. Or does it? Is it the death knell for many a relationship? Emma Barry is wondering. It’s all well and good to say that age is irrelevant in love, but when the issue becomes a matter for the mental state and bank account […]

‘Twas the season for engagements – unfortunately

With all her friends getting engaged, Grace Carey is sick of listening to wedding talk. And it’s not because she’s jealous, it’s because she’s bored. Five engagements in the space of two days – there is clearly some form of recessional fever hitting the country. Perhaps, those proposing are strategically thinking that if they should […]

The poverty of being single

Oh mother of God. And pardon the pun with the use of the word mother. Or is it irony? Whatever. Just as last month we wondering if poverty was the new property, this month we were hit with the statistic that single and childless people are more likely to be poor. Yep. Single people without […]

Is poverty the new property?

Poverty may just be the new property these days and Solo Signs Off thinks it’s time to sign on and get rent allowance. For the first time ever in Ireland last month, single women were found to be buying more houses than single men. New figures showed that 51 per cent of those unattached folk […]

Other people’s children

Most people only care about their own children, so why do celebrities make enough money for life by selling pics of their sprogs? Let’s face it, when it comes to other people’s children, nobody is interested. Whether you’re single, married, divorced or widowed, the only little ones folk are ever likely to be concerned about […]

Singleton affective disorder

SAD is more widespread and chronic than you might think, writes Solo Style editor and guest columnist Annmarie O’Connor. “It’s a cruel, cruel summer. Leaving me here on my own.” Ah, the dulcet tones of Bananarama, warbling in their dungarees about the perils of what’s come to be known as SAD – Singleton Affective Disorder. […]

Singular thinking

Is it smart to still be single? Fashion writer and guest columnist Annmarie O’Connor poses the burning question My friend James has been hassling me lately to marry him. As has my friend Leigh, and my friend Emanuel. None of them is remotely attracted to me, nor do any of them harbour an aching desire […]