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  • Stirring up Debate on 2016

    September 12, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I don’t agree with all of it and I’m not sure I even agree with any of it, but former senator Eoghan Harris’s controversial speech on the 1916 centenary at yesterday’s Liam Lynch commemoration should at least stir up some debate on the subject of the relationship between nationalism and unionism. Contrary views welcome from all you commenters. Here is the text issued to the media:-


  • He was 12 years old when the Omagh bomb took place

    April 4, 2011 @ 10:01 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The killing of the PSNI officer, Ronan Kerr, is a tragic development. Aged only 25 years, he would have been about 12 when the infamous Omagh bombing took place, causing a massive death toll which affected both sides of the community and included people from republican families in the town of Omagh and its environs.


  • Have They All Had Charismadectomies?

    June 30, 2009 @ 5:30 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The summer won’t be as quiet politically as previous years. We are awaiting important reports from ‘An Bord Snip Nua’ and the Commission on Taxation and, of course, the Greens will be wrestling very publicly with their consciences.


    The great are only great because we are on our knees: Big Jim Larkin statue in O’Connell Street, Dublin (Photograph by Frank Miller)


  • Those Senators on the ‘Late Late Show’

    March 21, 2009 @ 12:57 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    People who couldn’t get through to RTE to complain about the Senators on the Late Late Show last night were ringing The Irish Times instead. It’s very hard to blame them. To watch the programme, click here (item is about one hour into the programme.)


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