TERRY PRONE

TERRY PRONE: The real ewe? Retromingent cows have shorn me of all nature illusions

EVERY week, another report surfaces which establishes that the more time you spend on Facebook or Twitter, the more likely you are to be an unhappy, nail-biting paranoid.

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TERRY PRONE: Flight paths over war zones questione

The downing of Malaysian Airline MH17 with the deaths of all passengers and its crew must call into question the sense of having flight paths over conflict areas.

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TERRY PRONE: Television sweeps aside vanities fair and unfair of today’s diva hotel guests

A CHEF clutching a cluster of small copper saucepans is part of the promotion for the new four-part series about the Shelbourne Hotel being broadcast by RTÉ. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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TERRY PRONE: Face it folks, we’re in recovery mode, I can’t totally prove it — but we are

The recession and his degree arrived more or less simultaneously, so he went overseas for a job, landing in Wales. He was going to be part of a new wave of diaspora, connected by Skype but spun loose and lost to us, despite that.

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TERRY PRONE: Competence is all that matters so why do we put up with ageism?

Now that the Labour Party has had a good long look at its navel as part of its elongated but deeply democratic leadership election process, is there any chance they might get up on their hind legs and address the one issue that surfaced, and re-surfaced, constantly, in a form of unchallenged stereotypy, throughout the contest?

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TERRY PRONE: How being on the horns of a dilemma caused a posh person’s fall from Grace

SO there I was, last Friday, ready to put on a Viking helmet and leap into one of the amphibious craft that were used to land GIs on the Normandy beaches during the Second World War.

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TERRY PRONE: All this spin is making us dizzy, so give it to us straight before we’re sick

Stinker opinion polls about any government that is well into its period in office create a ritual dance between commentators on the one side, and, on the other, the lads and lassies in power.

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TERRY PRONE: Delusional, shirty, and pompous. Why Hillary is not qualified for high office

BARACK OBAMA made only one nasty crack at Hillary Clinton during their contest for the American Presidency.

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TERRY PRONE: Different standards adopted for those who want to put lives at risk

OVER the weekend, thousands of people in this country will have put themselves in danger. Some of them will have risked life and limb by engaging in extreme sports, like rock climbing and cliff walking, which don’t usually come under that category heading.

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TERRY PRONE: Fulfilling our need to belong to something worth belonging to

Here’s how it goes. No. Strike that. Here’s how it always goes. The pattern is immutable. Ireland collides with something bad.

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TERRY PRONE: Biking backwards to be first past the post in the local election race

IT WAS one of those pictures that made you laugh, then roll your eyes to heaven. Very definitely not the kind of shot a candidate-to-be would want taking up half a page in a local newspaper. The picture showed a man in a long formal overcoat. A very Fianna Fáil overcoat, no offence to Louis Copeland.

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TERRY PRONE: Polls are the political equivalent of too much foreplay, and exhaust voters

I’ll tell you who I’d vote for. I’d vote for any candidate who promises to abolish political opinion polls.

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TERRY PRONE: Challenging sexism with humour gives minister a pass to tell it like it is

YOU’VE got to hand it to Kathleen Lynch. She tells it like it is. A few people in politics have tried that approach, to transient public and media acclaim and speedy career dissolution. But the minister of state at the Department of Health always gets a free pass.

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TERRY PRONE: Racism exposed in a world where hi-tech recordings catch you out

NEVER mind the morality, consider the electronic threat. That’s arguably the key message emerging from racism controversies on both sides of the Atlantic at the moment.

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