CHANGING THE CULTURE
October 28th 2017
One of the more traumatic events in my life was the fire at Slane Castle in 1991. After it, I ended up in hospital in the Lourdes in Drogheda with smoke inhalation. My Bank Manager came to see...
VOTERS FACE THE SAME OLD POLITICS
October 21st 2017
At times this New Politics stuff is laughable. It has hardly produced a new dynamic. Here’s a pearl of wisdom from Fine Gael Junior Minister Andrew Doyle following the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. ...
STRATEGIC MOVE MAY BACKFIRE.
October 14th 2017
Well we have moved on from the Kenny and Noonan Show to the Varadkar and Donohoe foot shuffle. Am I impressed ? Not particularly, but no doubt when the government’s new Strategic Communication...
TAKE A BITE OF APPLE ..& WE LOSE OUT.
October 7th 2017
When I was a child I was told an apple a day kept the doctor away. The point being that it was part of a regime, including not panicking about getting mud in a cut, that would lead to good health...
Global warming is the greatest danger facing mankind
September 19th 2017
I don’t know whether it’s my imagination but I have a feeling during heavy rain showers the rain drops are getting heavier. In any event, like most sensible people, I am convinced that global...
TIME LEO PULLED UP HIS SOCKS
September 9th 2017
People keep asking me what I think about Leo ? Well, let me start with the only conversation I’ve had with him since he was elected Taoiseach. I wished him good luck but told him I would be...
CHEERS TO MY DREAM COME TRUE.
September 4th 2017
I arrived back from Boston on Wednesday morning for the launch of the new Distillery and Visitor Centre at Slane which opens its doors to the public on the 2nd September. This is the realisation of a...
An unbalanced and unpredictable President.
September 2nd 2017
It is hard this week not to be haunted by apocalyptic visions. Perhaps the most disturbing image, published in many newspapers, was the photograph taken in La Vita Bella Care Home in Houston,...
ENDA THIS APPROACH TAOISEACH.
August 5th 2017
As they say, August is a wicked month, and weird things may happen, so it may surprise regular readers of this column to hear me say that in some respects I miss Enda Kenny. Let me explain. Our...
PIPE FIASCO SHOULD BE WATERSHED.
July 29th 2017
I came home from London in 1976. As far as I am concerned the rot started the following year. During the 1977 election Fianna Fail promised us that Christmas would come 365 days a year. They...