Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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...
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...
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...
Mairi Hughes BEING three weeks into a COVID-19 quarantine, I can hardly remember what my normal routine feels like. Like many others, I am working from home, have tried my hand at baking banana bread, offered haircuts to everyone in...
Johnny Foley IT'S perhaps fair to suggest that, over the last few months at least, the world really has lost the run of itself; the USA in particular, of course and its domino effect has been huge. George Floyd’s death while...
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...
Kate Kerrigan MY SUCCESSFUL single working girl friend from Dublin was squeezing me in for a flash 36-hour weekend. I took her on a looking-at-scenery spin. Showing off my quiet scenic life to the city girl, with her sushi bars...
GROWING up as a strong proponent of a united Ireland on the island itself isn’t always easy. The expressions you hear such as ‘we can’t afford it’ and ‘nobody wants it,’ were regular utterances from some I knew throughout...
Mairi Hughes FOLLOWING the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, his name has been echoed by people across the world, ensuring he is not forgotten. The 46-year-old was killed by a police officer after his arrest for...
President Michael D Higgins ALL of those who sought and worked for peace on our island of Ireland, and in the hearts of all, will have been deeply saddened by the passing of John Hume, Nobel Peace Laureate and Statesman. John...
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