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  • The Day That’s In It

    November 22, 2009 @ 2:32 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Listening to Sunday Miscellany this morning, I was reminded by contributor Kevin McAleer (the comedian, I take it) that this is the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on 22 November 1963.

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  • Speak the Speech, I Pray You

    May 22, 2009 @ 10:33 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     The word went around Leinster House yesterday that Brian Cowen was about to make a Major Speech. Journos being journos, there was considerable scepticism and curling of lips. They had been down this road before. 

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  • Game for a Laugh with Barack Obama

    May 12, 2009 @ 10:25 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     Here’s the YouTube of President Obama’s witty speech at the White House Correspondents’  Dinner last Saturday night. For some reason it is dated March 9th, not May 9th. Some of the humour is a little too esoteric for those of us outside the Beltway but it is still worth watching.

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  • Rating the Presidents

    February 15, 2009 @ 9:37 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    This only just came to my attention although published a few months ago. It is a rating of all the US presidents in terms of best, worst, etc. It was a link on my AOL email homepage today. See what you think by clicking here.


  • Obama: not a dry eye in the house

    January 21, 2009 @ 10:17 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Hardboiled journo sheds tear – shock! There really wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Barack Obama took that oath of office yesterday. I have to admit that I teared-up, quite unexpectedly, as I watched it on television. (more…)

  • Sock and Awe

    December 23, 2008 @ 10:51 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s difficult not to see the funny side of the incident where the “journalist” threw a shoe at President Bush in Baghdad ( see also previous blog on the subject) and I have to share this piece of badinage with you. It was sent to me unofficially by an apparatchik in our own current regime who was taking a break from, er, saving the country. (more…)

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