Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Stephen Colbert BREXIT is to blame for the increase in racist sentiment in the UK according to the United Nations. Professor Tendayi Achiume spoke of a Brexit-related growth in ‘explicit racial, ethnic and religious intolerance,’ views that have become part...
Ciarán Cannon TD AS MINISTER for the Diaspora, I am particularly conscious of the many Irish communities around the world that are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. While the government is working to assist thousands of Irish citizens stranded...
Patrick Donohoe IT IS often said that an elephant never forgets. Whether that is true or not I don’t know, but the Irish no doubt would give them a run for their money. I remember an English political commentator stating...
Jonathan Foley THEY say a writer ‘never switches off’ but with this abundance of cabin-fever at my home in Gortlee I’m going through just now, I’m not so sure about that. Taking a break from looped Sky News reports and binge-watching...
I don’t accept that Irish Republicanism is in Celtic’s history, anywhere in Celtic's history... I don't recognise Celtic being associated with Irish Republicanism.” Peter Lawwell, Celtic FC Chief Executive THE views of the current Chief Executive of Celtic—first expressed in 2015—became...
STEPHEN COLBERT looks at the decision to prosecute Soldier F who was involved in the Bloody Sunday killings When it was announced by the British Prosecution Service that—originally—only one former British soldier would be charged with the killings of civil rights demonstrators...
Ciarán Cannon TD AT THIS time of grave concern around the world, the Irish Government is taking decisive actions to do everything possible to protect its citizens from the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The actions will require sacrifices and...
CARA WYNNE shines a troubling light on the current situation in the emergency departments of Irish hospitals   IN April 2018 my dad, Tom, died on a trolley in a corridor in the emergency department (ED) of University Hospital Limerick (UHL). He...
By Mark Hanniffy ST Patrick’s Day—Ireland’s national day—has become a unique worldwide celebration. It’s much more than a single day of course. Here in Scotland the celebrations began with the start of the Coatbridge St Patrick’s Day Festival on March...
MARTIN McGuinness is rarely out of the news. To some he is a patriot of deep faith, to others a blood-thirsty murderer. As his political career draws to a close it is time to examine the man and his...
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