Journalistcovered the 1988 trial of Dessie O’Hare when he was jailed for 40years for the kidnap of dentist John O’Grady in 1987. Here he remembers the dramatic sentence hearing.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
DRAG artist Panti Bliss’s speech on homophobia, in the Abbey Theatre on February 2, is one of the greats of Irish politics, up there with Robert Emmet’s parting words. For anyone who has followed Bliss’s (real name Rory O’Neill) career, this is not surprising.
Thu, 13 Feb, 2014
THE rousing cover picture of Michael Collins, fists clenched and in full flight, sets the tone of Great Irish Heroes, a lively collection of stories of men and women whose names have reverberated through the pages of history.
Sat, 27 Mar, 2010
AS the ‘No-No’ tribes disperse to their hugely diverse comfort zones after the nine-day booze-up to which they were electorally entitled, those of us who are committed to the literally essential strategy of Ireland in Europe must regroup.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2008
I WAS amazed by two events connected with the Emmet anniversary commemorations. The most bizarre event took place as we as we stood outside St Catherine’s Church in Thomas Street in Dublin last Saturday at the same time that Robert Emmet was executed 200 years before.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2003