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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William Scholes: Aching to get in front of back pain

William Scholes: Aching to get in front of back pain

Columnists
There is a great line in G.K. Chesterton's masterpiece The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare. Well, there are a lot of great lines, but the one I'm thinking of comes early in the novel sometimes described as a 'metaphysical thriller'
Volvo XC40: Swede dreams

Volvo XC40: Swede dreams

Motors
The XC40 is Volvo's first small SUV - and it is another zeitgeisty winner, says William Scholes
Citroen C3 Aircross: Air max

Citroen C3 Aircross: Air max

Motors
Citroen has joined the small SUV ranks with the C3 Aircross. It's a charming, comfortable, crowd-pleasing effort, says William Scholes

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