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  • NEW YEAR...BUT SAME PROBLEMS

    So 2015 has arrived and after being lucky enough to watch 26 minutes of fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Florida, one of the first things I thought of was that this year is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

  • GREEK DEBT A CHALLENGE TO OUR ENDA

    Sometimes it is hard to recognise real change even when the convulsions that are causing it are very visible.

  • SYRIZA JUST THE SHOCK WE NEEDED

    Is it really unreasonable of the new Greek government to propose a debt conference ? I don’t think so, and, after all, there is an interesting precedent set by the London Conference in 1953 which was instrumental in the reconstruction of Europe after the Second World War.

  • SMOKING GUN POINTS AT KENNY.

    Oh the excitement on Thursday evening ! . The Taoiseach was being released by his handlers and was going to appear on R.T.E.’s Prime Time.

  • SNOWDROPS SOOTHE THE HURT MIND

    This week my mind has been turning to the summer, to the future and just maybe to better times. It started with the snowdrops.

  • IT’S ABOUT TIME EU ALL GOT SERIOUS.

    This week my mind has been struggling to focus on the serious .

  • OUR POLITICS URGENTLY NEED FIXING.

    Politics can be a rough game. Politicians often lie, most particularly during elections. Even Fine Gael’s new poster boy Leo Varadkar was up to it during the last election.

  • SPRING IN STEP ..BUT ALL NOT WELL.

    Easter lifts the spirits. It gives me a spring in my step. I feel renewal in the air. The plant world is stirring and the daffodils abound.

  • FEELING A LITTLE BLUE AFTER NEWS

    Sometimes fact is both stranger and more entertaining than fiction.

  • OUR GREAT LEADER WILL BE PLEASED.

    I have to say that this week I feel I am in the wrong place. I have been out of sorts since I got out of bed on Monday morning.

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