I SAID last week that it’s amazing how events can overshadow an election campaign. Last weekend, of course, it was the arrest of Sinn Féin party leader, Gerry Adams. But this past weekend’s events make you wonder whether we are living in a democracy at all.
Tue, 13 May, 2014
IN his review (November 5) of Gerard Murphy’s new book, The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork, 1921-1922, Eoghan Harris refers to a comment (not a “jibe”) I made several years ago (now quoted in the book) that “there was no ethnic cleansing on the South Mall”.
Wed, 10 Nov, 2010
MY GRANDFATHER, Pat Harris, spoke proudly of marching to Macroom on Easter Monday, 1916, and of being arrested with Terence MacSwiney on August 12, 1920, at a meeting of the officers of Cork No 1 Brigade in Cork’s City Hall. But he never spoke about what the First Cork Brigade did in the two years that followed.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
BRENDAN CAFFERTY must have seen a different programme than the Cork “bloody secret” I saw on RTÉ. He says “it is commendable to see a light being shone into such a dark corner of our history” (Letters, October 8) . That is precisely what was not done.
Fri, 16 Oct, 2009
The most remarkable thing about Chappaquiddick is that Kennedy was 37 years old at the time. This was not some youthful shenanigans gone wrong. Everything about the story — the drinking, philandering, poor judgment and lies — were the man. It was entirely in character
Wed, 02 Sep, 2009
DIGGING up atrocity stories from Ireland’s past for the purpose of discrediting nationalism is an underhand method of making a political point, all the more so when done through the medium of an seemingly objective television programme.
Mon, 12 Nov, 2007
WHEN reporting on the appointment of Eoghan Harris to the Seanad to replace Maurice Hayes as the sole non-Fianna Fáil member among the Taoiseach’s 11 nominees, it was surely worth noting that while Mr Harris is a journalist with the Sunday Independent, Mr Hayes is a director of Independent News and Media, the group which owns that particular newspaper.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2007