TERRY PRONE: Damage to freedom of individuals could be worst outcome of Brexit

British law, and the courts enforcing it, has a sacramental significance to older Tory voters, says Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: ‘Non-addictive’ Oxycontin is at heart of America’s opiate epidemic

Millions of Americans are now hooked on drugs they or somebody close to them had prescribed for pain, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Unlike most election issues, this one is a matter of life and death

I have one issue. My right to die at a time of my own choosing in company of my own choosing, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Fine Gael official’s expression of apology was far from unreserved

So there’s this little oul’ wan on the beach, it being summer when the event happens. She is elderly and small, so it is perfectly fair to describe her as a little oul’ wan. 

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TERRY PRONE: Content providers play morality regulators of guilty until innocent

Exactly what moral principle is upheld by keeping an accused man offscreen is not easy to deduce, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Curtain rises on abuse and sexual discrimination in Ireland’s theatres

Abuse and sexual discrimination have always been part and parcel of the theatre in Ireland, right back to the old days of the Abbey and the Gate, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Time to sit up and take note: Robot programming is on a slippery soap

Not insulting the audiences for soap operas, but you’d be pretty safe to bet none of them do physics as a hobby.

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TERRY PRONE: We are all barely coping, just hanging on by the skin of our teeth

If you tell me that you’re comfortable in your own skin, I will make affirmative noises. But, secretly, I will be looking at you sideways. 

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TERRY PRONE: Generations of ambitious young people were subject to predators

Thinking you’re cool gives you no armoury to cope with a sexual predator like Weinstein, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Tom Humphries’ writing cannot ameliorate what he did

Never did word travel faster, within a small community, than the news, five years ago, that Tom Humphries was a probable paedophile, writes Terry Prone. 

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TERRY PRONE: Medical advice from bishop falls flat from his higher moral ground

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said Gardasil is only 70% safe, however, the worst that can be said against the vaccine is that it isn’t 100% effective, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Is breaching the ‘respect window’ around a death ever acceptable?

The woman was properly ratty about her mother’s funeral. Even though it was a couple of years ago, she could still work herself up into a good rage about the priest
involved.

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TERRY PRONE: If a mentor you are meant to be, don’t be the shy and retiring type

Keep swimming like a shark because there’s always someone younger, prettier and more talented than you right behind you, writes Terry Prone

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