Sat, 04 Jul, 2020
Amid the torrent of news gushing out from Britain’s barely functioning government, the worldwide community of prime ministers and presidents, and students of political linguistics, might not have had their attention drawn to an exchange between Ms May and the chairman of a House of Commons select committee.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
The so-called terrible beauty that WB Yeats said was born in 1916 was nothing of the sort. What materialised, in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, was a Catholic state and the transfer of dominion from an imperial power to an ecclesiastical one, an outcome that Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen of 1798 would have abhorred.
Fri, 22 Apr, 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
After watching the debate on the Moore Street motion on my computer, and hearing references to American historic sites and our historic preservation efforts, I felt I had to write to encourage Ireland to preserve the important battleground of her nationhood, Moore Street.
Fri, 25 May, 2012
Thu, 07 Apr, 2011
AROUND 1820, Thomas Jefferson, a highly intelligent and honest US president, said: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretense of taking care of them”.
Tue, 29 Jun, 2010
PULLING Professor John Crown, the consultant oncologist, from the Late Late Show on Friday night raises the most serious questions, not only in relation to what is happening within our health service, but also in relation to the issue of news management.
Mon, 12 Nov, 2007