FINE GAEL’S RISING STAR HAS SUNK.
August 11th 2018
There was a time, not very long ago, when Simon Harris, the Minister for Health, was seen as the rising star of Fine Gael. Indeed, during the referendum campaign he outshone the Taoiseach. There...
THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING FOR THE ARAS.
August 4th 2018
So the Presidential Race has begun in earnest. Michael D went to the races to present the Galway Plate and to assure us all he was “ in a very fit condition”, which was probably a sensible idea...
REALITY OF CRISIS STARTS TO HIT HOME.
July 28th 2018
Sometimes the answer to problems are staring us in the face and in this case it is the answer to the housing crisis. We need to build more houses – by all accounts 45,000 new units over the next...
BREXIT DEAL MUST BE A BRIT SPECIAL
July 14th 2018
This week started for me with a trip down memory lane. I went to Marlay Park to watch, listen to and embrace Queen. Now, given that the last time I saw them live was in 1986, this was a very...
OUR ROLE TO PRESS LEO ON EVENTS
July 7th 2018
I have only met Leo Varadkar once since he became Taoiseach. That was when U2 played Croke Park,. I wished him good luck and told him I would be watching him – that, after all, is what folks...
ONE TERM IS ENOUGH FOR HIGGINS.
June 30th 2018
There is one thing that tends to make my blood boil when it comes to politics and that is a good stitch up. It is so prevalent here that it often restricts talent from breaking through the ranks...
GROWING UP TODAY IS NO CHILD’S PLAY
June 16th 2018
There really are times when I fear for the future generations. The lives of children nowadays seem so detached from what I experienced as a kid. For a start I spent a great deal of time outdoors...
BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES and POLITICS
June 9th 2018
Wow, I can hardly wait. Next week Donald Trump, described recently by the Mayor of Philadelphia, as a “fragile egomaniac”, meets his new found pen-pal “Little Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un, the...
FLANAGAN MOVE OUT OF ORDER.
May 26th 2018
I remember the days when Fine Gael were known as the law and order party. If ever there was a threat to the security of the State, or if anybody sought to undermine our legal system, the Blue...
YET MORE SHAME FOR THE TRUMPS.
May 19th 2018
Donald Trump’s behaviour is not exclusively bringing shame on the United States. That honour is extended to other members of his family. Ivanka Trump in particular has attracted the ire of...