The time to duck out has come
March 4th 2017
A lame duck Taoiseach, leading a dead duck government, floating in a pond of water charges, going nowhere. Fair comment ? Well let’s examine the evidence. Fine Gael is now locked in a leadership...
Bring it to an Enda for our sake
February 25th 2017
So Enda goes to Washington with his bowl of shamrock and then he will kindly tell us when he will depart, but it will likely be after Easter so he can get past his birthday, and become the longest...
Alternative view of the Presidency
February 11th 2017
Last Saturday I went to the start of the anti-Trump march in West Palm Beach, Florida, in front of the aptly named Trump Plaza. You can’t escape the man down here. This weekend he will be back to...
A weekend for the US to go gaga
February 4th 2017
This week I am back in West Palm Beach, Florida, and two things seem to be on everybody’s mind - the Super Bowl and the Donald. I won’t be escaping either. Let’s start with the Super Bowl. I...
Welcome to the age of Donald Trump
January 28th 2017
On the day of Trump’s inauguration I was in West Palm Beach in Florida and after watching his abrasive inaugural address on CNN, the channel which tells the truth and he loves to hate, I decided to...
It won’t all be a bed of roses
January 7th 2017
As 2016 drew to a close I struggled to remain optimistic so let me start with some personal good stuff. I am alive and that was not a given at the beginning of the year. If the truth be known at...
Lessons to be learnt from the past
December 3rd 2016
The last couple of weeks have been dominated by family and friends, most particularly because I lost my mother on the 20th November. She was 92 and had a long and colourful life. Grief, as we all...
Can Trump heal rifts in power
November 12th 2016
Early Wednesday morning I switched off the TV, reckoning as I saw the initial reports coming in from Florida, that Hillary Clinton was going to be the 45th President of the United States. I fell...
Kenny not get handle on Brexit
November 5th 2016
Sometimes I just get plain mad and like a lot of people need to vent my frustration, so this week I’m just going to let rip. So let me start with Brexit. I simply do not understand why the...
US election is plumbing new depths
October 22nd 2016
I think I must be suffering from political anorak disease because I stayed up on Wednesday night to watch the last of the U.S. Presidential debates. It was a pretty unedifying experience and served...