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  • Tony Blair and his Book

    September 5, 2010 @ 12:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Back in the swing this week. Didn’t miss much, news-wise, in my time off.  The big story last week was Tony Blair and his visit to Dublin to promote his autobiography. Haven’t read the whole thing but the Northern Ireland chapter has an astonishing howler, in that he describes the 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings as taking place in Belfast rather than Derry (at least he didn’t have to agonise over calling it Derry or Londonderry.) (more…)

  • Senator Edward Kennedy, Friend of the Irish

    March 6, 2009 @ 10:49 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    As you all know, Senator Ted Kennedy has been struck by a serious illness. He was recently awarded a British knighthood. Given his interest in Ireland and his service to good causes in this country, including peace efforts over several decades, it seems to me this appeal from Trina Vargo, one of his former staffers, is worth bringing to your attention:-

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    Irish Times photograph of Senator Kennedy at Stormont 8 May 2007 by Dara MacDonaill.

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  • George Mitchell: Blessed are the peacemakers

    January 23, 2009 @ 11:46 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The appointment of  George Mitchell as President Obama’s new Middle East peace envoy has to be the first piece of good news about that troubled part of the world in a long, long time. (more…)


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