All Donald’s actions are unsettling
April 27th 2017
Well I celebrated Easter in West Palm Beach. I didn’t bump into the Donald but I had Easter lunch next door to Mar-a-Lago and as I was leaving the island saw the follicly challenged one depart for...
Rocky road ahead with Brexit talks
April 8th 2017
However, in a broader sense this brings me immediately to the phrase, between a rock and a hard place. In short the Brexit negotiations are going to get very rough and we should have no illusions...
Bring Garda shambles to an Enda
April 1st 2017
To be honest , I feel somewhat overwhelmed this week. Part of it is personal. The wind-up to Guns n’Roses has begun. We had the first tasting of our new Slane Whiskey in Boyle’s Pub in Slane...
The time to duck out has come
March 4th 2017
A lame duck Taoiseach, leading a dead duck government, floating in a pond of water charges, going nowhere. Fair comment ? Well let’s examine the evidence. Fine Gael is now locked in a leadership...
Bring it to an Enda for our sake
February 25th 2017
So Enda goes to Washington with his bowl of shamrock and then he will kindly tell us when he will depart, but it will likely be after Easter so he can get past his birthday, and become the longest...
Alternative view of the Presidency
February 11th 2017
Last Saturday I went to the start of the anti-Trump march in West Palm Beach, Florida, in front of the aptly named Trump Plaza. You can’t escape the man down here. This weekend he will be back to...
A weekend for the US to go gaga
February 4th 2017
This week I am back in West Palm Beach, Florida, and two things seem to be on everybody’s mind - the Super Bowl and the Donald. I won’t be escaping either. Let’s start with the Super Bowl. I...
Welcome to the age of Donald Trump
January 28th 2017
On the day of Trump’s inauguration I was in West Palm Beach in Florida and after watching his abrasive inaugural address on CNN, the channel which tells the truth and he loves to hate, I decided to...
It won’t all be a bed of roses
January 7th 2017
As 2016 drew to a close I struggled to remain optimistic so let me start with some personal good stuff. I am alive and that was not a given at the beginning of the year. If the truth be known at...
Lessons to be learnt from the past
December 3rd 2016
The last couple of weeks have been dominated by family and friends, most particularly because I lost my mother on the 20th November. She was 92 and had a long and colourful life. Grief, as we all...