Mary Lou McDonald has that intangible X-factor that few others in politics have and has used all of her considerable skills — including her attractiveness — to climb the ranks of Sinn Féin in a relatively short time. Like Margaret Thatcher she has exploited her gender positively, making herself the obvious choice to succeed Gerry Adams, writes
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
THIS week, I learned on social media that a religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one, and fine to be proud of having one, but it’s not fine to get it out in public, especially near children. Nor is it fine to write laws with it, nor to think with it.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
G Cunningham (Letters, Aug 3) proposed that to be religious is to have a virus. Is this the religion that abolished slavery; promotes justice and equality; cares for the sick, homeless and poor; encourages love, compassion, honesty, family values and community?
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
OLIVER BRODERICK (Letters, October 22) says he is going to ask Fr Con McGillicuddy for his bullet-proof vest to protect himself after his long dismissal of all Richard Dawkins’s “disciples” and the apparent lack of “evidence” to support Dawkins’s arguments.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2007