THE IRISH TIMES CHAMPIONED HITLER by Donal Kennedy

On Hitler’s accession to power THE IRISH TIMES, in an Editorial, “Herr Hitler’s Way” welcomed him, particularly for his rough treatment of Communists, on the principle that “you can’t make an omelette without breaking an egg.” It actually cited that expression. A few weeks earlier it had warned of the dire consequences of voting for […]

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Would you buy a used car from this government?

One of the great strengths the pigs had in George Orwell’s Animal Farm was that the other animals so easily forgot what things were said in the past. In the early days of taking over the farm, the animal chant had been “Four legs good, two legs bad!” But with the passage of time animals […]

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The backstop and back-stepping

These are dangerous times. There are a number of dangers but most of them are rooted in Brexit, which for Ireland (and I do mean Ireland, not the 26-county state) is a crisis and an opportunity point. The crisis part is becoming more obvious every day. Last December Theresa May committed Britain to the famous […]

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LAPDOG   BITES   BULLDOG (10) by Perkin Warbeck

      If Cork is the Texas of Irish counties (considering size, shape, location, rebel yell, Youghal/ Y’all, an’ all ) then its great rival Tipperary is the Yorkshire of Irish counties (considering shape, if not location, North Riding / South Riding while, the clincher, one has a Thrasher to the other’s Ripper aka […]

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The Irish Times champions Mairia

I woke up this morning and thought it was an ordinary day until I went online. Then I realized – there’s a presidential election coming up  and perhaps two general elections. How did I know that from looking online? Well the Irish Times has an editorial weighing into Mary Lou McDonald because she didn’t include in […]

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Michael D and mature recollection

According to the Sindo today, the people of the south are poised to waste several million euro on something that could have been done without. Going by the opinion poll figures they cite, President Michael D Higgins has some 67% of the electorate behind him as he looks to make his 7-year stint in office […]

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Stop picking on Karen Bradley!

I never thought I’d type these words, or if by some awful mistake I did, I’d immediately chop off the fingers of my left hand and get a friend to chop off those on my right. What words? These: The British Secretary of State is being given an unnecessarily hard time. While I still have […]

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