The architects of the Good Friday Agreement have joined forces to urge British prime minister Theresa May to end her “aloof” approach to the North and help break the year-long political deadlock two decades on from the historic peace deal.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
If Sean Spicer, President Trump’s biggest-ever-inauguration-crowd press secretary, has even half the wit of one of those clever gamblers who will make a profit at Cheltenham he is a wiser man today than he was when he joined the alternative-facts presidency.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
Bowing out as leader of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams’ denial of IRA involvement continues to anger many of his political contemporaries, but all acknowledge his skills in delivering a peace deal, writes Political Reporter
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
Stopping Brexit is a more important priority than Labour winning the next election in Britain, former British prime minister Tony Blair suggested as he criticised the party's strategy under Jeremy Corbyn.
Sat, 16 Dec, 2017
Simon Coveney is viewed by some within the Fine Gael party as being the best candidate to run the country following the end of Enda Kenny’s tenure as Taoiseach, but the dilemma facing the party is that Leo Varadkar is viewed by others as being more likely to attract votes for Fine Gael, writes
Sat, 13 May, 2017
"I SEEM to write a lot of songs about dead people. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older,” Mary Greene smiles ruefully. She’s describing how a tribute to Kurt Cobain ended up on the latest album by Greenshine, a Mukerry-based family trio comprising Greene, husband Noel Shine, and their daughter Ellie Shine.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
In an update to her weekly column,, argues that we can never come to the beginning of the end of atrocities such as Nice if we don't understand that Bastille Day doesn't mean the same thing to many Arabs as it does to the French.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016