So Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. You can guess, I suppose, by reading this blog that I would not be a fan and on that you would be correct. This is a dispiriting day for … Continue reading
Celebrity candidates, party splits and ex-IRA men- the Irish presidential election is a journalist’s dream.
This appeared in An Focal in December 2010.
He’s in Nigeria, apparently, giving them advice on how to create their own economic miracle.
According to the chief executive of the Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland, taxation alone cannot cover the cost of free college education.
Last night Occupy Galway, the last Occupy camp left in Ireland, was dismantled by up to 50 gardai, helped by council workers.
The last Occupy camp standing in Ireland was dismantled last night in a dawn raid by Gardai and council workers. The Occupy Galway camp, which had been in place for seven months, was cleared at approx. 4.30am by up to … Continue reading
Nearly two weeks ago, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the date for the upcoming referendum on the EU fiscal compact treaty. It’ll be May 31, a Thursday, always an inconvenient day for students. It’s fair to say that most of … Continue reading
A week ago most Irish people didn’t know who Joseph Kony was. Now he’s been all over your news feed and has pretty much become a shorthand for evil. If you’re one of the few people who haven’t watched the … Continue reading
So “Magda”, the dole-scrounging Pole, does not exist. Not for want of trying. Oh, the Irish media and public really, really wanted her to be true. To make a scapegoat, again, of foreigners. So we could, again, do our best … Continue reading