Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Stephen Colbert SINN Féin are the story of this election, but we have been here before. In the 1992 General Election in Ireland, Labour also ‘won’ the election by doubling its seats to 33. Known as the ‘Spring Tide’ had...
Jeanette Findlay I MET Helen—and her soon to be husband—Chris (above) in November 2013, when they volunteered to help the Fans Against Criminalisation campaign do a collection at Celtic Part for the ‘Dam Bhoys’—a group of Celtic supporters who were...
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...
Jane McCulloch WE HAVE all had to make unexpected adjustments to how we live, and for the Consulate, and those in the Irish community in Scotland, one of our first adjustments was to sadly cancel St Patrick’s Day celebrations this...
Jimmy Fallon HEADLINES in all major Irish newspaper publications in recent weeks have focused on events ongoing at the FAI (Football Association of Ireland). It began with a Sunday Times publication that John Delaney—then CEO of the FAI—had loaned the...
Adrian O'Neill WE ARE all living through a public health emergency. In Ireland and here in Britain, citizens are justifiably worried about the damage being inflicted on their lives and livelihoods by the Covid-19 virus. The virus has already taken...
Kate Kerrigan “WILL you sit down and relax. You’re unnerving.” I was compulsively pottering from room to room, rearranging candles and matches. We live on the Atlantic coast. Not near it. On it. House, front garden, sea. Hurricane Ophelia was en-route....
Mark Hanniffy IN EARLY July—after more than three years in the role—I will conclude my assignment as Ireland’s Consul General in Scotland. It has been a real privilege to have had the opportunity to serve in this post, to represent...
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...
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