Any suggestion that the election of Donald Trump or that the 52/48 Brexit, vote could not have been achieved without the support of a cohort of ignorant, poorly educated voters would be dismissed as the kind of patronising arrogance that means Hilary Clinton can spend more time with her granddaughter Charlotte than she had anticipated and that David Cameron, at just 51, is free to write his autobiography, to give a “frank” account of his premiership.
Wed, 02 May, 2018
This book is an account of five men who served as page boys, lamp boys, boot boys, and even an ‘odd boy’ — a kind of multifunctional servant — to the gentlemen of the house.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2017
Legend has it that the English ballad ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ was the tune played by the British military band when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 during the American War of Independence.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
In the opinion section on your paper on August 8, Gerard Howlin writes about Pat Rabbitte’s difficulty coping with being dropped from government. Paudy McMahon wrote a letter rebuffing Gay Byrne who expressed fears about the role of the EU in our lives and Tom Duffy stressed how our government is ramming through its wind energy programme with no regard to the health impact on residents.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2014
AMERICAN politicians regularly — and often hilariously — describe their country as the “greatest democracy in the world”, despite the fact a president can just squeak election in terms of real votes but win a landslide in the electoral college; despite the fact the balance of powers between Congress and the president are such that the system often seizes up; and despite the fact that new laws are sometimes not made by the legislature but by the US Supreme Court.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2012
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney (and his daughter Beth) were on hand to congratulate Pat and Derek Frawley, from Croagh, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, and their cow handler Stephen McLoughlin, when they won the prestigious Maverick Golden Vale Cup, presented by Kerry Agri Business at Charleville Agricultural Show last weekend.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2012