LAPDOG BITES BULLDOG (49) by Perkin Warbeck

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA                                  Early in the Errigal Ciarán  week, the Tyrone GAA County Board was eerily pressurised by a blanket offence (enthusiastically taken both North and South of the Black Sow’s Dyke by outraged, upright Yunes who, in unison,  […]

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Irish congressional briefing by Fr Sean McManus

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGDistributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Noted author and journalist Susan McKay is from a Unionist/Protestant background in Northern Ireland. When she speaks about Unionism and Orange-ism people should listen. Orange supremacy (established and institutionalized by the London government in 1920) is the very opposite of the hopes and dreams of the Good […]

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Pushing PC into theatre

I was in London over the weekend ( do I really  have to explain why?) and I found myself at the Harold Pinter Theatre watching Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. A musical. There was a time when I loved musicals – the Omagh pantomime  (pronounced ‘pantomine’) was an annual high-point, and I fell hopelessly in love with […]

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Corbyn the unspeakable

Has Jeremy Corbyn failed his party and his country?  Watching and listening to the critical shot and shell being directed his way,  you’d probably nod your head so vigorously it’d be  in danger of falling off. What is it about Corbyn that makes him, in the views of his critics, such a hopeless leader of […]

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Nostalgia for empire is implicit in British exceptionalism – Sean McManus

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGDistributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “This article gives a good background to understanding why England—yes, England, because Wales and Scotland can hardly be blamed— has shown no concern for what Brexit is doing to the 1920 British-imposed Border that partitions Ireland.”—Fr. Sean Mc Manus A Ronan McGreevy. Irish Times. Dublin.Tuesday, July 9, […]

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Hungary’s Oskar Schindler by Donal Kennedy

Guy Walters’ s review of “To Save a People” (Nov 21) is prefaced by the statement about its subject- “He saved thousands of Jews from the gas chambers, but Raoul Wallenberg is now an almost forgotten figure.” Really?    Wllenberg has been a subject of a play by Douglas Murray, a young protege of Education Secretary Michael […]

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Jeremy Corbyn and trial by television

In all the huffing and puffing on last night’s Panorama programme, one key matter was not addressed:has Jeremy Corbyn been guilty of anti-Semitic remarks? There’s a good reason for that: because the ‘investigating’ team wouldn’t have been able to find them. As everyone knows, or should know, Jeremy Corbyn has spent most of his life […]

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National Secretary-Treasurer of Government Employees Receives World Peace Prize by Sean McManus

Barbara Flaherty, Dr. Everett Kelley, Fr. Sean McManus The National Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the latest World Peace Prize laureate. AFGE is the largest federal employee Union proudly representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Dr. Everett Kelley, a native of Alabama and a Baptist Minister, was honored with the […]

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Boris and Jeremy: about last night

 Did you catch The Big Debate last night? I did – well, OK, from time to time I looked up from the book I was reading. And what I saw deepened my conviction that the British people, having made fools of themselves by voting for Brexit, are now so embarrassed by what they’ve done they […]

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