TAKE A MO AND REACH AGREEMENT.
February 17th 2018
When I heard that the talks to get the Northern Ireland Executive up and running had collapsed, I’m ashamed to say I groaned. It may have something to do with having a recent near death...
LORD HENRYS FIGHT FOR LIFE
February 10th 2018
I thought I would never get the opportunity to write this article because I was going to die. That was what I was told a few short weeks ago in St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. I had...
DON’S PUTIN SPIN ON HIS TRIP TO ASIA
November 18th 2017
I am in West Palm Beach in Florida this week trying to take a break. It’s not easy in the days of the Internet as I find problems pursue you wherever you are. At least I have the consolation...
BLACK SWAN ON MENU THIS XMAS
November 4th 2017
As I sit writing this article, gazing out of the window at the wonderful colours of the trees changing along the banks of the Boyne, I should feel at peace, but I don’t. As the Castle gears up...
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...