WILLIAM SCHOLES

WILLIAM SCHOLES

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT

If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes.

He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend of God and mammon likely to be unique in daily newspapers, perhaps for good reason.

He is possibly the only journalist to have reported from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, driven an electric BMW i3 at the Brands Hatch race track, a Ferrari round the Ards Peninsula and to have been in St Peter's Square for the election of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict and Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. He has held the coveted 'tidiest desk in the newsroom' title every year since joining the Irish News in 2002.


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Lough Derg's pilgrim spirit undeterred by pandemic

Lough Derg's pilgrim spirit undeterred by pandemic

Northern Ireland news
IN normal times, the Prior at Lough Derg and the team who run the pilgrimages synonymous with the Co Donegal oasis of peace and prayer would by now be reflecting upon another busy season.
Mokka back for another shot

Mokka back for another shot

Motors
THE original Vauxhall Mokka, which landed in 2012, was an awful thing, writes William Scholes.

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