TERRY PRONE

TERRY PRONE: We should start tackling this problem like a rat up a drainpipe

If fast-food restaurants are infested with rats, the rest of us better stock up on Warfarin. Or domesticate them and keep them as pets, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Is Tusla successfully reducing risks for children in foster homes?

We have a century-long history, in mental illness particularly, of blaming mothers, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Valiant effort to screw workforce and mortgage future, for what?

Pearson’s gone. Valeant says it’s no longer a roll-up company. Their joint contribution to capitalism is profound, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: A secular state should not object to the human right to assisted suicide

To kill yourself is no longer illegal. It is a human right, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Tennis star Novak Djokovic’s gender pay ‘apology’ was a PR car crash

Tennis player Novak Djokovic spoke rashly on social media. He should have followed the example of the humorous Garda road-safety Twitter feed, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Power of protest brings its own sense of reward and virtue

The great thing about the protesting gene is that it takes credit for even the most tenuous apparent victories, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Prognosis may have changed but cancer heroes remain the same

If you were diagnosed with cancer, you were goosed. Gone. Ready to pop your clogs. Not anymore, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Risk-taking and scars were a child’s rites of passage and still should be

In the process, they learned balance and athleticism and a solid appreciation of danger, writes Terry Prone

 

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TERRY PRONE: How focus groups and opinion polls put us in a spin this election

This general election paid too much attention to focus groups and polls which allowed the media people to pontificate instead of finding real news, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: The dangers of falling victim to the ‘girl who faints’ syndrome

The victims of contaminated blood transfusions should be supported by the State, but groups representing them must conform to standards, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: The rules of interrogation have changed for the body politic

Body language has its limitations as a predictor and as a qualifier for high public office, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Election campaigns were exciting and creative but not any more

I do remember stories of voters at the God-help-them age having their hands guided in the ballot booth, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Rape is rape. Groping is groping. Let’s not confuse the issues

The ‘non-consensual sexual experience’ phrase lumps together everything from a feel to rape, writes Terry Prone

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