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Eoghan Harris writes a letter

Eoghan Harris (Yes, Virginia, the one that I took £1000 from) is in the Letters section of the Irish Times this morning.  He’s a bit upset by Prof Diarmuid Ferriter who, in his review of former President Mary McAleese’s memoir, mentions “journalist Eoghan Harris whom she rightly describes as ‘gratuitously vitriolic’ in his criticism of […]

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Eight thoughts on Michael D and the presidency

So now we know: Michael D Higgins would like to be President of Ireland for another seven years. When he took the job originally, he made it clear that he would serve for just one term. Now he’s changed his mind and wants a second. I think there are a number of things worth noting […]

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The McAleese presidency and the Orange Order

Picture by T C Loften It’s odd how complicated the world is. And the people in it. Take, if you will, events at Aras An Uachtarain  during the presidency of  President Mary McAleese. It’d be fair to say that she and her husband Martin transfomed relationships between the Orange Order and the Irish Presidency, wouldn’t it? Every […]

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