January, 2012

Should Britain chair our examination of the past?

There are areas I feel uncomfortable talking about and one is, how we should respond to the victims of our Troubles. My unease springs from the fact that I’ve been lucky enough not to have lost a loved one, and when you haven’t suffered that kind of pain you don’t really know what’s involved. That said, […]

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Should Britain chair our examination of the past?

There are areas I feel uncomfortable talking about and one is, how we should respond to the victims of our Troubles. My unease springs from the fact that I’ve been lucky enough not to have lost a loved one, and when you haven’t suffered that kind of pain you don’t really know what’s involved. That said, […]

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Whither Sinn Féin?

Where is Sinn Féin going? “Nowhere, in the south anyway” was the answer  Eoghan Harris gave,  a few short  years back. Then  at the last election Sinn Féin almost trebled its numbers in the Dail. Even this was a minor disappointment for some of the more ambitious party members. Writing in The Irish Times today, […]

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Whither Sinn Féin?

Where is Sinn Féin going? “Nowhere, in the south anyway” was the answer  Eoghan Harris gave,  a few short  years back. Then  at the last election Sinn Féin almost trebled its numbers in the Dail. Even this was a minor disappointment for some of the more ambitious party members. Writing in The Irish Times today, […]

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Is David Cameron West Lothian in disguise?

Scotland has always interested me, and not just because, like Sarah Palin with Russia, I can see it from my upstairs window. My mother, a Donegal woman, used remember the excitement of her “Scotchy” cousins coming each summer and sleeping anywhere and everywhere in the house.  Back in Scotland, one of them played for Glasgow […]

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Is David Cameron West Lothian in disguise?

Scotland has always interested me, and not just because, like Sarah Palin with Russia, I can see it from my upstairs window. My mother, a Donegal woman, used remember the excitement of her “Scotchy” cousins coming each summer and sleeping anywhere and everywhere in the house.  Back in Scotland, one of them played for Glasgow […]

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Joe and the Sindo have a go

If it hadn’t been for Joe Duffy, I might have missed it. Joe was on his RTÉ ‘Liveline’ mid-week, getting upset about the TG4 series ‘Mna an IRA’. Well, actually about the first in the series, which concerns Dr Rose Dugdale. Joe must have repeated at least four times that Dr Dugdale had said “Fair […]

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Joe and the Sindo have a go

If it hadn’t been for Joe Duffy, I might have missed it. Joe was on his RTÉ ‘Liveline’ mid-week, getting upset about the TG4 series ‘Mna an IRA’. Well, actually about the first in the series, which concerns Dr Rose Dugdale. Joe must have repeated at least four times that Dr Dugdale had said “Fair […]

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