January, 2017

W.A.W.A. by Perkin Warbeck

Fifty years or so ago, W.A.W.A. was a mantra often heard on the lips of exasperated Ex-Pats in Nigeria, including Pats who were Ex-Pats at the time there. Examples of when one might hear said mantra: Like when one has just settled down of an evening to read a copy of ‘Mister Johnson’, by Joyce […]

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Twenty-nine years ago: The Irish Times speaks out

  Joe McVeigh’s comment on this editorial from The Irish Times just twenty-nine years ago: ‘Our statement was published in the IT on the same day. I cannot find it -but I think it is not the issue. We were both priests ministering in the north and dealing with violence every day. We felt it was our […]

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Enda’s Big Day Out: should he stay or should he go?

So will he, won’t he? At present Enda Kenny is standing firm: he’s going to Washington on Paddy’s Day. A word of consolation if you’re one of the many who oppose him travelling to meet the lesser yellow-headed President Crazy: past words are no indicator of future action. Why would Enda go? I mean, he’s […]

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‘Enough is Enough’ by David Steenson

There comes a point in everyone’s life when you say “enough is enough”. It can come at anytime, usually after a period of stress or personal strain when you are at your wits end and can take no more. I am a young man of 30 years (maybe not that young) but what that means […]

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TRUMP’S DREAM COMES TRUE

What fun it is going to be in these coming years …… As the new Fascist Dictator of the World In Chains sat down like some bloated cartoon pig ,straight out of Looney Tunes ,as voiced by Mel Blanc, his tiny deep set eyes and tight arse-hole of a moue, peeking rat-like from amid the […]

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‘Brokenshire Peddling “alternative facts” On The Past’ by Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is By RFJ Director ( https://relativesforjustice.com/) Since taking up office James Brokenshire and the NIO have deliberately fostered an environment in which the victims of British state violence have been insulted, vilified and their experiences diminished. These now regular assaults have added insult to injury as families simply seek truth and accountability; decades after their […]

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NEWSPAPER OF RECORD KEEPS MUM? by Colin Coyle

REGARDED as Ireland’s most “right-on” newspaper, The Irish Times has fallen foul of equality legislation. It has been censured at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) for discriminating against a sub-editor who was paid less after she returned from maternity leave. In a ruling published this month, The Irish Times is found to have discriminated against […]

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