Michael Clifford

MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Racist politics won’t get you far here

MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Racist politics won’t get you far here

Who said the following: “The vast majority of asylum seekers are free-loaders, blackguards, and hoodlums. They are hunted out of their own placeby their own ...

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Vested interests good at getting their way

MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Vested interests good at getting their way

Some people are better than others at getting their way. They know the buttons to press, where to expend charm, and when to wield a stick rather than offer a carrot. ...

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: How do you hide a problem like Maria?

MICHAEL CLIFFORD: How do you hide a problem like Maria?

Wherefore Josepha in the tale of Maria? If you want an indicator of why Leo Varadkar’s Government has lost the run of itself, look no further than the Bailey ...

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Ireland’s welcome doesn’t extend to all

MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Ireland’s welcome doesn’t extend to all

Some moments give pause for thought. One such moment was captured in the photograph of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month old daughter ...

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