May, 2020

A CENTURY OF PROGRESS? By Donal Kennedy

A few days ago I read in THE TIMES of expensive, technically brilliant and damned near risk-free operations in IRAQ, by the British and American Air Forces, which killed in total about twenty ISIS – Islamic “terrorists.” Although the operation was filmed by the missiles involved, no pictures were shown to support the story. It […]

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Dana Demolished: Patrick Freyne explains everything

Did you watch that RTÉ programme about Dana last night? I did, because like Reeling in the Years, it reminds me of where I was at the time. As it happens, I was in a pub-restaurant outside Dublin, and when the word got round that Dana had won the Eurovision Song Contest, the place was buzzing […]

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The Dublin-Monaghan bombings: a priest’s appeal

There is a Jesuit priest called Micheál MacGreil writing in the letter section of today’s Irish Times. His letter is given considerable space as he recalls the Dublin-Monaghan bombings and his own efforts to support the bereaved. Over five paragraphs he relives the experience and the pain involved that day in May 1974. But it is the […]

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Interlude with the BritishBC by Joe McVeigh

I  Sometime in 1988, I was asked by BBC Religious Affairs producer, Bert Tosh to take part in a BBC TV series to discuss violence and more specifically the Catholic Church’s attitude to violence. I agreed to take part on condition that the interview would be in the form of a conversation rather than a […]

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Being Alert by Randall Stephen Hall

Being human is to be alert. To leave the house is to be alert. So to “BE ALERT” seems like stating the obvious. I agree, we  need to be alert, all of us. Maybe we need to be alert to how life and politics actually works. The highs and lows of society and how  we […]

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The Island with no name by Randall Stephen Hall

You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvbEYkf9Hec ISBN 0 9528922 8 6 This story began some time ago . . . I’ll keep it brief. Away back in 2000/2001 I had travelled twice to Canada. First to Vancouver Island and then Sioux Valley Reserve two hours drive West of Winnipeg. My Great Grandfather  was born near Winnipeg in 1864. […]

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The Truth About Babies – A story for Sunday

Presumer Livingstone and me, we avoided Frankie Dalton.  He was too clean – all shiny hair and trimmed fingernails and short trousers that had a crease in them. If he came over when we were playing marbles, we’d pretend the game had just ended. If he held up a shiny brown chestnut on a bootlace, we’d tell […]

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