LEO’S THE RIGHT CHOICE TO LEAD COVID-19 FIGHT.
May 2nd 2020
At this time, when we are struggling with the ramifications of the vile and deadly virus that this is Covid-19, I take comfort from two facts. The first and most immediate is that we have the good...
SILVER LINING HARD TO FIND
April 25th 2020
I have been trying to see if I can find any sort of a silver lining in this pandemic which in my case has confined me to my home until a vaccine has been found, as my immune system is...
US SHOULD LET JOE BE STEADY HAND AT TILLER.
April 22nd 2020
Like many people, I watch the odd thing on Netflix and I was drawn this week to look at an extraordinary documentary about a bizarre character called Joe Exotic. He is behind bars for supposedly...
ANXIETY IS THE MOST COMMON VIRUS SYMPTOM
April 22nd 2020
Last Thursday week the one thing I was really seeking to avoid happened, I ended up in hospital. Like so many, I was spooked at the idea of coming in when I knew the surge was coming. However,...
ITS TIME TO TAKE HEED OF ADVICE
March 21st 2020
I am struggling to put words together this week from my cocoon where I keep contact with family and friends via phone and email, exchanging Covid stories, much like I imagine my parents exchanged...
IS DECISIVE ACTION A BIT TOO LATE ?
March 14th 2020
Finally after the, frankly, appalling error of letting countless Italian visitors into the country last weekend, the government sees sense and introduces a series of restrictions – not...
LEADERSHIP VITAL…MORE THAN EVER
March 7th 2020
Simon Harris, the caretaker Minister for Health, was saved the embarrassment of having a Motion of No Confidence in him being passed by the Dail, when the Taoiseach, a medical doctor and former...
SPREAD OF VIRUS TRULY WORRYING
February 29th 2020
On Wednesday I returned home from hospital and of all things on my mind I thought about a small commemoration I have on my mantelpiece. It is from King George V and it reads “ I join with my...
STABLE DAIL NEEDED FOR BIG ISSUES.
February 22nd 2020
When I came home in the seventies I was asked to join Fianna Fail by their Meath T.D. Brendan Crinion. I declined, thinking from my background it was probably better to keep my head down. Then...
FINE GAEL READY FOR A BEATING.
February 8th 2020
Imagine for one moment if your brother, your son, or indeed any friend or relative, is beaten to death with a nail-studded bar. Imagine also if it was falsely suggested by a senior politician...