TERRY PRONE

TERRY PRONE: Dust Lady’s death stirs debate on muddied morals of news images

Backlit by a yellow hue, the picture had an air of infinity to it, as if the Dust Lady were one of the lava shapes in Pompeii, writes Terry Prone

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Alan Shatter said on his Facebook page that the story of the €12 passport photographs 'fitted neatly into centuries of anti-semitic caricature'.

TERRY PRONE: Two millenia of racism rekindled by a claim for €12 photographs

It’s fascinating in a grim way to see anti-semitism revivify itself on this small provocation, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Too often the result of the Leaving Cert is the infantilisation of students

WHEN you are asked ‘How are you?’ it’s a greeting. 

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The former Socialist PM of AustraliaJulia Gillard was damned by genderskewed media coverage, and had her arse attacked by Germaine Greer.

TERRY PRONE: Media glare has always been on female politicians’ appearances

It was acceptable to describe one now retired female politician as a sumo wrestler, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: I thought breathing exercises were only for during childbirth

I made an exception to my “no guests” rule and agreed to share the house for two weeks with a loved one whose family are headed off on holiday. This may turn out to be a serious error, writes Terry Prone.

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Paul Ó Marcacahain from the Identity Ireland Party in discussion with Kate O'Connell at the party's launch inBuswell's Hotel.

TERRY PRONE: Before immigration, Ireland was a grey and colourless place to live

In the Ireland I grew up in, we had an identity, we had sovereignty, we had white skin and not a whole lot else, writes Terry Prone

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Actress Helen Mirren is defined by looking good at 69. Her otherachievements are ignored.Picture: AP Photo

TERRY PRONE: Our judgmental attitude to women is an age-old problem

I’m profoundly ageist when it comes to me... If I wasn’t broke, I’d be having more plastic surgery, writes Terry Prone

 

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TERRY PRONE: Sight of a Garda uniform gets me all hot and bothered every time

Something about a Garda uniform causes Terry Prone to have panic attacks, believing she has done something vile beyond belief and that they’ve caught her at it. 

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TERRY PRONE: Racist massacre flags up issues about good ol’ boys and bad TV

WHEN something that has driven you nuts gets exterminated, it’s time for fists in the air and wild whoops of glee. 

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Orson Welles' radio production of The War of the Worlds' was based on HG Wells' novel of the same name about a Martian invasion.

TERRY PRONE: From kidnappings to Martians, whipping up hysteria is old news

The ‘Martian Panic’ was a myth for which mainstream media was largely responsible, writes Terry Prone

 

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TERRY PRONE: The ‘New York Times’ apology was a sorry attempt to right a wrong

SOMETIMES, the apology is worse than the offence, writes Terry Prone. 

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The evidence about the economy stacks up in Brendan Howlin's and the Government's favour, despite people's gut instincts.

TERRY PRONE: Small firms need a boost but it is selective to ignore progress to date

Public memory is subservient to current problems and what yesterday attracted all of our attention shrinks, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: It was Jan Morris who transformed the world for transgender people

THE ‘coming out’ of Caitlyn Jenner illustrated the power of mainstream media in a way we sometimes overlook, writes Terry Prone.

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