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  • Tommy Tiernan’s Canadian Sort-Of Apology

    October 9, 2009 @ 9:46 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Tommy Tiernan has apologised – but only indirectly. For weeks now his website has been breathlessly proclaiming: “Tommy will take part in this year’s prestigious Just for Laughs Tour. The tour will see the best of European, American and Canadian comedians travel for four weeks around Canada. Due to his tour schedule Tommy will miss the first week but will join the tour from October the 28th in Hamilton onwards. The tickets are now on sale!”


    Holocaust Memorial Day in the Mansion House (Photograph by Cyril Byrne)


  • Tommy Tiernan: It Won’t Go Away

    October 4, 2009 @ 12:03 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I see from today’s Sunday Tribune that the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland has called on comedian Tommy Tiernan to apologise for his rant about Jews and the Holocaust. There are many critics of Israeli policies towards Gaza and the West Bank but they should not allow those matters to detract from the point at issue here.


    Are we really supposed to think this is funny? Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto 1942 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


  • Roman Polanski and the Ryan Report

    September 29, 2009 @ 10:09 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Somebody please explain what is the difference between Roman Polanski and the sex abusers, clerical and otherwise, who have been the subject of the Ryan Report as well as innumerable court cases and other investigations in this country and elsewhere over recent years?


                             Roman Polanski: under arrest


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