Franklin D Roosevelt and Roy Keane may not have an immediate affinity but each is famous for a phrase all too applicable to how our defence and police forces have, for whatever reason, been undermined by being unable to match obligation with resources.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
I THINK I may have found a new source of renewable energy not previously explored to its fullest. Were I not feeling so insanely irritable I would sit down and tell you all about it in a nice calm manner, with relaxed body language and an easy smile. However, given how cranky I am right now, I will instead explain my brainwave through gritted teeth.
Mon, 12 May, 2014
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was today forced to offer his support to IRA victims seeking compensation from Libya, after outrage greeted the revelation that he had told them it would not be “appropriate” for him to get involved.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2009
ARE we supposed to be grateful? Are we now supposed to flock in our thousands to vote for Sinn Féin? Are we supposed to acknowledge and accept what Martin McGuinness and others call this “truly historic moment”? Well, count me out.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2005
FOR three weeks in September, General John de Chastelain and his two colleagues on the international decommissioning body were driven around in a van with blacked-out windows to secret places where vast quantities of IRA arms awaited them.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2005
“HOW can they say to wee Paddy, on the border with his AK47, who has spent 27 years shooting at soldiers and pickers (police): ‘Give us your AK47, you don’t need it any more’?” was the cynical reaction of UDA brigadier Jackie McDonald in his office in a prisoners’ drop-in centre at the heart of the Protestant Sandy Row in south Belfast.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2005
The leader of the Real IRA in Munster was jailed for five years and nine months, his second in command was jailed for four years and three other members of a Real IRA active service unit were given sentence ranging from three years to four years at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2005