ANY BREXIT DEAL BETTER THAN NONE
December 15th 2018
Sometimes in life it is important to restate the blindingly obvious. A No Deal Brexit would cause deeply significant damage to the Republic. Theresa May won the No Confidence vote but nothing has...
CAN’T DITCH THIS SENSE OF DOOM.
December 8th 2018
I know we are in the lead in to Christmas but I have a sinking feeling which probably emanates from a complete sense of powerlessness. Where do I start ? I struggle to read articles about climate...
TIME FOR EU TO GET REAL, MARY LOU.
December 1st 2018
This week I do wish some of our leaders would take a reality check and I will start with Mary Lou McDonald. Anyone with a brain in their head realises that Theresa May’s Brexit deal is highly...
HYPOCRISY REIGNS IN TRUMPLAND
November 24th 2018
Remember the mantra “Lock her up” bellowed by Trump supporters attacking Hilary Clinton during the Presidential Election campaign. In fact, they are still at it. This all revolved around the...
TIME FOR A RETHINK OF PRESIDENCY.
November 20th 2018
Michael D. Higgins, an admirer of Castro and friend of Daniel Ortega, will most likely be returned to the Park with a thumping majority. He has failed to release the details of his expenses and...
VAT’s JUST TYPICAL OF FINE GAEL.
October 13th 2018
Let me start with the budget. It had one aspect to it which really pissed me off. The rise of 4 ½ % in VAT for the hospitality sector. We have a restaurant in the castle so I do know what...
TRUMP HITS A SUPREME NEW LOW.
October 6th 2018
This week is all about Donald Trump. Quite frankly his behaviour hit a new low. At a rally in South Haven, Mississippi, he ridiculed the testimony that Christine Blasey Ford gave to the Senate...
SECRECY ON ARAS COSTS TAKES MICK.
September 22nd 2018
This week it was all about the weather and damn dangerous it was too. With so much leaf on the trees, in some instances it literally ripped trees apart and two enormous branches came crashing down...
I’LL JOIN DON RALLIES IF IM FIT ENOUGH.
September 8th 2018
The last few weeks have been a bit difficult for me personally and as part of my ongoing battle against cancer I am back on chemotherapy. This has given me considerable time for...
EU CHIEFS MUST MEND ITS BRIDGES
August 18th 2018
They say August is a wicked month and I’m sure if you live in Genoa in Italy it must feel that way. However, I have to say that the collapse of that bridge, horrendous as it was, has a much wider...