TERRY PRONE: Older people should be prized in this day and age of skills shortages

Where were the organisations that get state money to promote the interests of older people? writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Child killings simultaneously appal us and fascinate us somehow

THE arrest of an open-faced 28-year-old nurse, Lucy Letby, on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and attempted murder of as many more simultaneously impels and repels, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Archbishop tried to prove a point unamenable to be proven

Why on earth would a sensible man like Diarmuid Martin try to convince anybody that there isn't a shortage, asks Terry Prone. 

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TERRY PRONE: When moribund body language threatens to derail the bus debate

You don’t often get Government ministers casting dead bodies in the path of senior civil servants, but Robert Watt had barely finished an expository sentence on an interesting transport-related topic when Shane Ross made with the dead bodies. 

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TERRY PRONE: Paperbacks dominate devices when it comes to beach books

The Kindle was supposed to do away with the “beach book”. It didn’t. Whatever sun-warmed sand you trudge through this summer, you’re more likely to see readers holding fat paperbacks than holding reading gadgets.

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TERRY PRONE: Katie, when you’re in the news and don’t want to be, don’t fight back

When you’re famous and don’t want to be associated with an event or a person, it can be gruesome, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Living with regret and shame for facilitating TD over adoption

Those children are grown now, filled with good memories of the solid family that adopted them, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Polls skewed hope for no side in an inevitable win for yes campaign

A few weeks before the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment kicked off, I was invited to address a faith group about it. 

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TERRY PRONE: We must learn more about Judaism to keep anti-Semitic hysteria at bay

Defenders of racism and political incorrectness go for hysteria and witch hunting analogies to cover mild protest, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Tragic results of decisions being made and turfed over the wall

The point at which the communications people are brought in to any crisis is pivotally important, as is the brief they’re given.

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TERRY PRONE: Telling it like it is, when the news is bad, should be best practice

The verdict on the cervical cancer scandal blames two aspects of the HSE: Communication and culture.

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TERRY PRONE: Paid publicists should leave it to the lawyers to defend guilty clients

Everybody accepts that the accused, and even the convicted, have the right to legal support, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Domestic invasion of a feral cat is enough to drive anybody wild

“The only problem with territorialism as expressed by cats is that they do not co-operate with each other," writes Terry Prone.

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