Seán Feehan’s Cork-based Mercier Press published books that Dublin wouldn’t, about topics that ‘reflect us truthfully to ourselves’. He died 25 years ago but his legacy lives on, says
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
Victoria White’s inflammatory column ‘We are washing our hands of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians (July 31), uses the revisionist interpretation of Ilan Pappe to depict the founding of Israel in 1948 as an imposed Nakba (catastrophe) on the indigenous Palestinian Arabs of the era.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
THE decision by the Taoiseach to publicly support same-sex marriage will mean he is about to have a fight on his hands, firstly from conservative Fine Gael backbenchers but, more volubly, from the leaders of the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
In the midst of the talk of American bugging, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told reporters he operated on the basis that somebody was listening in on his telephone conversations. Of course, he has been in politics since the mid-1970s, when tapping was rife.
Sat, 02 Nov, 2013
In his article ‘Stronger Action Needed’, Tim Pat Coogan (Irish Examiner, Aug 22) blames corrupt and lazy politicians, senior civil servants, bankers, businessmen, lawyers, accountants and stockholders for Ireland’s affliction. But he has overlooked the dreaded fiscal triads, who scoured city streets and rural roads seeking mortgagees.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2013
AFTER completing my doctoral dissertation on Irish neutrality, Tim Pat Coogan, the then editor of The Irish Press, wrote that his newspaper would be interested in publishing a series of articles based on the papers of David Gray, the American wartime minister to Ireland, but he added his own health warning.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2013
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has fired a shot across the bows of some of his Fine Gael colleagues in relation to reform of our privacy laws. Fine Gael ministers have been pushing the idea of statutory regulation of the media in recent months.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013
ALTHOUGH it is neither advisable nor wise to attempt to “justify” the activities of the Provisional IRA during its violent campaign, some clarity is called for given the recent incident whereby the son of a member of the army of this state who was killed confronted Martin McGuinness.
Thu, 13 Oct, 2011
THE most important piece of new information to come out of the RTÉ series on Haughey was the disclosure by former Deputy Commissioner Joe Ainsworth, head of the security division of the Garda Síochána, that Taoiseach Charles J Haughey summoned him to a meeting in the spring of 1982.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2005
NOT content with President Mary McAleese’s apology for her recent gaffe, people are now looking for an apology to Jewish people for Eamon de Valera’s condolence gesture to the German minister following the death of Hitler.
Sat, 26 Feb, 2005
RYLE DWYER makes the extraordinary claim that in September 1943, Eamonn de Valera approved the plan that our diplomatic representatives in Berlin, Rome, and Vichy be recruited by the OSS and used as American spies (Irish Examiner, February 21). He further implies that this actually happened.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2004