Person: Harold Wilson
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.
Mon, 19 Aug, 2019
US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was offered with exceptional speed, from a position of weakness, writes.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
In the midst of the power-sharing difficulties in the North,argues that people should remember how such problems were initially resolved.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2018
Good grief - what’s that awful smell? Did the wife leave the remnants of Friday’s fish out? Is it the smell of Brexit turning rancid? No, don’t panic; it’s just the rotting corpse of Saturday’s snore-draw at Anfield.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
The centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch is clearly an event worth marking, not least because he embodied the centrist consensual approach to politics and economic management which on the whole has served the country pretty well.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
By holding an early election May made a serious miscalculation, assuming that the popular support she had when she called the election would translate into votes, writeand .
Mon, 12 Jun, 2017
‘You don’t win a strike,’ Paddy Cardiff used to say. ‘When it’s over, you try to recover from it’, writes, .
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
It’s been 40 years since Harold Wilson was the British prime minister, but his classic line about a week being a long time in politics keeps coming back on a, umm, weekly basis.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2016
You might have thought that during his recent visit to the UK, US president Barack Obama was solely concerned with convincing British voters that their country would be far better off remaining in the European Union. However, other issues made it on to the agenda in the discussions between the US president and his UK counterpart, David Cameron.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
George Osborne’s budget and Duncan Smith’s resignation need careful scrutiny for their implications for Ireland, writes
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Mon, 12 Oct, 2015
THE best political biographies do more than record their subjects’ lives.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
Helen Mirren was crowned ‘Queen of Broadway’ as she won her first Tony award for her role as the monarch in The Audience.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2015
A certain sportswear company once had a motivational slogan which simply said — ‘You Either Ran Today or You Didn’t’.
Sat, 20 Dec, 2014
Nelson Mandela has been sanitised by hypocrites and apologists, who stood behind his jailers under apartheid.
Tue, 24 Dec, 2013
The Last Diaries: A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine by Tony Benn
Sat, 30 Nov, 2013
Former British chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson has called for the UK to leave the European Union, saying it is no longer in the country’s economic interest to remain in the bloc.
Wed, 08 May, 2013
Dame Helen Mirren and Billie Piper will go head-to-head at this year’s Olivier Awards – while James McAvoy is in the running for Macbeth.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2013
Alan Shatter disputed the accusation this week that the women of the Magdalene Laundries were slaves. Of course they were, writes Dan Buckley
Thu, 07 Feb, 2013
Requesting a public inquiry into Desmond De Silva’s report, if granted, will open a can of worms that scares the British “Counter Insurgency elite”.
Sat, 29 Dec, 2012
With its manageable size and €600,000 guide price, Tommy Barker finds a piece of West Cork that exudes charm and a lot of potential
Sat, 06 Oct, 2012
The ousting of Gavin O’Reilly from INM initially appeared to be quite a coup for board chairman James Osborne, but it now seems the legal battles are only beginning, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
Sat, 28 Apr, 2012
Some of the most popular lines we attribute to historical figures are in fact misquotes.shares some of the classics
Fri, 18 Nov, 2011
Dr Garret FitzGerald was caricatured as something between a whiz kid and an absent-minded professor.
Thu, 19 May, 2011
David Miliband’s campaign to become Labour leader received a boost when he was backed by another party heavyweight.
Thu, 12 Aug, 2010
NICKEY BRENNAN can still remember the feeling of walking into the unknown that accompanied the GAA’s first faltering steps into the digital age when they launched the association’s official website back in April of 1999.
Thu, 25 Mar, 2010
Former British Labour leader Michael Foot has died, aged 96, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.
Wed, 03 Mar, 2010
THE author of England’s Greatest Spy: Eamon de Valera was interviewed by John Green on Radio Kerry during the week. The 470-page book, by John J Turi, will not be published until the last day of November so it is not possible to comment on it.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2009
IRA terrorists behind a two-year bombing campaign in the 1970s compiled lists of hundreds of possible targets, including British MPs, soldiers and Buckingham Palace, newly released files revealed today.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
Perhaps inevitably, Andrew’s account of MI5’s activities in relation to the Provisionals is not a full one, although interesting new details emerge.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2009
He’s an accountant. He’s a Corkman. He’s opinionated. He’s an old friend. So when he heard me, on RTÉ’s Drivetime, suggesting that Brian Lenihan should levy enormous taxes on the very rich, it bothered him.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2009
AT last, after the years of Haughey chicanery, Ahern cronyism and now Cowen indecisiveness, the country has a potential leader capable of restoring its self-respect and credibility.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2009
The seeds of the global credit crunch lie in the US response to the 9/11 terror attacks, an academic said today.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2008
The search for the inner Enda continues to prove elusive, writes Political Correspondent Shaun Connolly
Sat, 13 Sep, 2008
THINKING of the behaviour of the Cork train drivers this week brought Rudyard Kipling to mind. It was he who first coined the term “power without responsibility”.
Sat, 31 May, 2008
The British government considered making the North an independent country during the 1970s, according to documents released today under the 30-year rule.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2006
A brochure advertising sex films created quite a stir amongst pharmacists, clergy and politicians, writes Caroline O’Doherty.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2006
Margaret Thatcher was warned the British Army suspected the Ulster Defence Regiment was heavily infiltrated by Protestant extremists in the North four years before she became UK Prime Minister, it was claimed today.
Wed, 03 May, 2006
Former Northern Secretary Merlyn Rees has died in hospital in London at the age of 85.
Thu, 05 Jan, 2006
Efforts to secure an end to the IRA’s campaign ultimately proved fruitless, writes Ryle Dwyer.
Thu, 29 Dec, 2005
GAZELLE A asks gazelle B why gazelle B gets up so early in the morning and starts to do stretches and warm-up exercises.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2005