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  • A note on the fine balance between criticism and a whinge

    January 12, 2010 @ 12:41 pm | by Harry McGee

    There was a lovely sentence in John Waters column last week (read the whole article here) that really caught my eye. He was extolling the virtues of Radio 4 by means of moaning about the consant moaning we hear on RTE (and in most of the newspapers).

    Here’s the snatch of column that I liked:


  • What will replace Questions and Answers?

    June 30, 2009 @ 12:00 pm | by Harry McGee

    …. another Questions and Answers, of course.

    Most people who have more than a passing interest in Irish politics would have looked at the last episode of Q and A last night.


  • Solitary Courage of a Hero of Our Time

    June 19, 2009 @ 2:23 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    If you haven’t already done so, please read today’s column in The Irish  Times by John Waters (click here). It concerns a hero of our time, Dr Cyril Daly, who was a lone voice against corporal punishment in schools way back in the 1960s. 


    Columnist John Waters (Photograph by Frank Miller)


  • The Politics of Fatherhood

    April 9, 2009 @ 8:16 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    If you do nothing else in the next weeks or months you should go to see the production of Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons, at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. The lead performance by Canadian actor Len Cariou is a powerful example of the dramatic art. arthur-miller.jpg

    Arthur Miller 1915-2005 (Photograph by Joe St. Leger)


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