WILLIAM & KATE PLAYING A BLINDER
October 26th 2019
Many years ago I nearly collided with the Queen at Ascot when I wasn’t looking where I was going. In the intervening years my respect for how she has handled her role has grown exponentially. ...
IM PRAYING LEO DOESNT RUIN EU DEAL
October 12th 2019
It may not be a healthy view as a European but I am heartily tired of hearing our future on this island being decided by the likes of Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Junker. Finally we have what we...
PUT SIMPLY, EVIL NEEDS CALLED OUT
October 5th 2019
Sometimes evil needs to be called out. Anybody who watched the BBC Panorama programme on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist, cannot fail to have come to the conclusion...
THEATRICS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
September 28th 2019
I’m not sure what to say about this week as unfortunately for me it started with 24 hours in A & E in St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. So what is happening in the world out there has come to...
BEEF UP COW PRICES AND BORDER COPS
September 21st 2019
I can remember what it feels like to be at the receiving end of intimidation but it absolutely pales in comparison to that meted out to the unfortunate Kevin Lunney. Many words have been written...
IT’S TIME TO GO WITH FLOE OVER BREXIT.
September 14th 2019
Ice has been on my mind this week ever since I saw dramatic footage on Channel 4 News of it falling off the coast of Greenland into the ocean. It is plunging into the sea at such a rate and in such...
INFLEXIBILITY MAY BE OUR DOWNFALL.
August 31st 2019
So now we have it. Boris Johnson has gone for the nuclear option by seeking and getting a prorogation of parliament. The Queen is having a busy time in Balmoral, no doubt discussing the shenanigans...
HOPE FROM BERLIN
August 24th 2019
On the 30th May 2015 the FOO FIGHTERS played Slane. It rained, it didn’t matter a damn, the crowd loved them. On Wednesday they played the R.D.S., it rained and who cared. Dave Grohl was in top...
STATE OF THE WORLD PROOF END IS NIGH.
August 17th 2019
They say August is a wicked month and this year it brings unnerving events. India sends thousands of troops into Kashmir and shuts down its autonomous government threatening a regional conflict...
WHEN IS IT ALL GOING TO BACKSTOP ?
August 3rd 2019
If I ever considered there being a purpose to my brief involvement in politics it was to see an improvement in Anglo-Irish relations because I surmised that coming from an Anglo-Irish background my...