The things you read in the paper…


I was at a recycling centre yesterday where I came on a copy of yesterday’s Venerable Organ The Irish News. In it was a letter by a man called Jim Hendron, in which he chuntered on at tedious length about the orgins of the Alliance Party. You’ll note below that he also mentions my name, claiming that I use a pen-name, to wit Ruaidri Ua Conchobair. Let me be, as they say, clear: I am not now nor have I ever been Ruaidri Ua Conchobair. So I expect Jim Hendron and the VO will apologise for this false assertion, aka lie. Since I stopped buying the VO when they lost their best columnist (😐), I’ll be relying on readers to alert me when the apologies appear…

5 Responses to The things you read in the paper…

  1. Ernsesider April 19, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (Modern Irish: Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, or, Ruairí Ó Conchúir; commonly anglicised as Rory O’Conor) (c. 1116 – 2 December 1198) was King of Connacht from 1156 to 1186, and High King of Ireland from 1166 to 1193.[1] He was the last High King of Ireland before the Norman invasion (Brian Ua Néill and Edward Bruce both claimed the title with opposition in later years).

    Ruaidrí was one of over twenty sons of King Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair (1088–1156). He and his sister Mór were Tairrdelbach’s only children from his third wife, Cailech Dé Ní hEidin of Aidhne.

    Well he chose a very distinguished pseudonym..??

    • Jude Collins April 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      True. And I’m not Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi or Nelson Mandela…

  2. Ernsesider April 19, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Maybe in another life …???

  3. Wolfe tone April 19, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    Sounds like something ‘Dominic hendron’ would write.

  4. ANOTHER JUDE April 20, 2017 at 4:24 am #

    Bit like your man in King Of The Hill who goes by the name Rusty Shackleford. Does this mean I will have to start calling myself ANOTHER RUAIDRI?