HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR KABUL COLLAPSE.
September 4th 2021
The image of a Black Hawk helicopter full of grinning Taliban soldiers flying a Taliban banner whizzing around Kandahar during a victory parade says it all. America was defeated in Afghanistan and...
KABUL DECISION MAY BE BIDEN’S SAGA IN SAIGON.
August 28th 2021
In these torrid times when nightmarish images of desperate people standing in a putrid canal of filth trying to grab the attention of a U.S. soldier to gain entry to Kabul airport fill our TV...
FOREIGN POLICY LOAD OF KABUL FOR AMERICANS.
August 21st 2021
The images of those clinging to the wheels of those lumbering beasts from the American Air-Force taking off from Kabul will haunt the Biden administration. Remember that this is the same U.S....
PROFOUND CHANGE NEEDED
August 14th 2021
When I was young it was the Atomic Bomb that was the stuff of nightmares. The Cuban Missile Crisis with the Russians and the Americans threatening to obliterate civilisation heightened anxiety. ...
IT’S ONE RULE FOR POLITICIANS AND ANOTHER FOR US.
August 7th 2021
So “The Bash” in the Merrion, as the Archbishop of Dublin described it, was legal as defined by the Attorney General. That conveniently gets the Tánaiste off the hook. It is so easy to draw...
LEO’S CRONYISM IS REALLY TAKING THE MICHEAL.
July 31st 2021
There is something breath-taking about the arrogance it took for Simon Coveney to appoint Katherine Zappone as Special Envoy For Freedom Of Expression And Opinion. For starters what the hell does...
EMPTY SHELVES AND LOST JOBS IF PROTOCOL FAILS.
July 24th 2021
There is a lightness in my step. The weather is glorious and what we call the Snow-Field in Slane has already been harvested. The Water Field, which I see every morning when the curtains are...
COVID HELPS US APPRECIATE THE SIMPLE THINGS
July 17th 2021
It was a glorious day yesterday. I took a walk. There was a light breeze. I saw a butterfly , it was a very energetic cabbage white. It flew some distance. By watching the butterfly I said...
DELTA MEANS FREEDOM MAY HAVE TO WAIT.
June 26th 2021
Last weekend we got some good news. My wife had got a slot for her second jab of AstraZeneca to be administered this Sunday. She would have preferred Pfizer but will gladly take what is given,...
NUMBER OF DELTA CASES RISING
June 19th 2021
This week, prompted by listening to RTE’S Liveline, I want to echo my support for all those patients who are confined to hospital at the moment. Because of the pandemic they can’t have...