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  • proper n. A male given name, Irish Gaelic form of the saint's name Columba, Late Latin "dove", Calum in Scots Gaelic.


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  • One of the things I noticed in speaking with John, Sebastian and Colm is that all three understand writing as being fundamentally a matter of craft.

    A night to cherish ...

  • 'Colm's abuser, Father Seán Fortune, was regularly invited to his home for tea and was respected as the moral cornerstone of the community.

    Clerical Whispers

  • (Can I have the last 5 minutes of my life back?) 3) Ehud Olmert-With his unexpected rise to power in 2006, Ehud Olmert becomes the highest ranking world leader to sport the combover, forever to be known as the Colm-over.

    What War Zone???

  • Ridden by Colm O'Donoghue, the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt – last seen finishing fifth in the St Leger at Doncaster – led home a one-two-three for European runners in the Grade One event over a mile and a half.

    Talking Horses

  • This is where Colm Tóibín comes from, where his mother and aunts lived until they died, where his two sisters and brother have stayed.

    A life in books: Colm Tóibín

  • In Market Square, the author's name is festooned across the town hall on a banner announcing a season of celebrations: "Colm Tóibín: The Writer and his work Explored" is at the bottom of the bill underneath local bands The Thingamajigs and Arizona Dawn.

    A life in books: Colm Tóibín

  • Colm Tóibín's novel Brooklyn wrapped this small Wexford town so tightly in the bittersweet recollections of his heroine Eilis – leaving Ireland for America, then returning, then leaving again – that the reality of shops, pubs, roads, river is perhaps doomed to fall short of the 1950s romance.

    A life in books: Colm Tóibín

  • Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington said the airline was struggling "against the backdrop of a severe deterioration in operating conditions," but was "resolute in its objective of reducing operating costs and retaining a strong capital structure."

    Irish airline Aer Lingus issues profit warning

  • Colm Reilly is head of the government practice at PA Consulting Group

    Now RDAs are gone what is to be done with the physical assets?

  • The film is also peppered with amusing turns by Colm Meaney, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Bell (in a funny cameo) and Lars Ulrich.! » Brand, Hill, & Diddy Demand A Infant Sorrow Reunion! McJeffrey GREEKs Out Over Universal’s Spinoff-Sequel!


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