WILLIAM SCHOLES

WILLIAM SCHOLES

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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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Ford Focus: A sharper Focus

Ford Focus: A sharper Focus

Motors
Ford is back at the top of the family hatchback tree with its latest Focus, says William Scholes - do you really need an SUV?
Northern Ireland 'disenfranchised' in Brexit debate

Northern Ireland 'disenfranchised' in Brexit debate

Northern Ireland news
PEOPLE in Northern Ireland have been left without an effective voice in the Brexit debate, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin has said. Brexit had also led to increasing polarisation and 'them and us' talk, he said. "It's unfortunate that we've managed to...

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