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...
LEO & CO LOSING RACE FOR VOTERS.
February 1st 2020
Unfortunately this week I find myself back in hospital in the good care of the staff of St. James’s. Every morning I draw the blinds in my room to see the shell of the National Children’s...
DRUG LORDS THREAT TO EVERYONE
January 25th 2020
Well folks, I have taken drugs. Marijuana quite a lot when I was at Harvard, cocaine once. And, as I recall, admitted to this in Hot Press. Is this now a qualification to be Taoiseach ? Of...
ITS ALL TO PLAY FOR IN ELECTION
January 18th 2020
I wonder how it feels to be in the Leader’s Last Chance Saloon because that’s what it boils down to for Varadkar, Martin, McDonald and Howlin. Take Vlad, the tone deaf, for a start. He opens...