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  • Free fees controversy a gift to the Opposition

    August 18, 2008 @ 10:41 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    In the course of  a  lengthy interview with myself about his political career, conducted back in the 1980s, the late Charles Haughey asked me to switch off my tape recorder as he was about to impart some information on an off-the-record basis.  We had been discussing his deceased colleague Donogh O’Malley, who as Minister for Education brought in free secondary schooling in the late 1960s. (more…)

  • Let’s not get heebie-jeebies over the Hijab

    July 25, 2008 @ 11:53 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Two days ago I visited St Luke’s Hospital in south Dublin for a check-up. Last year I had radiation therapy there for prostate cancer and, thanks to the excellent treatment I got, the tumour seems to have disappeared. I say “seems” because you still need to see your specialist every few months, “to be sure, to be sure”. (more…)


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