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  • A Woman Who Made A Difference

    June 27, 2011 @ 10:58 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It is impossible to convey to those who weren’t around at the time the sheer excitement of Mrs Gaj’s Restaurant in the Dublin of a previous era. It was a gathering-place for the left and liberals in an Ireland that was still a cold house for adherents of such views.


  • A Man Who Left His Mark

    June 24, 2011 @ 10:46 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The passing of Kader Asmal is a huge loss to South Africa, Ireland and the world. His achievements were great and, despite failing health, he remained active and outspoken until his death this week at the age of 76 years.


  • Neither Capitalism nor Socialism but … what?

    July 10, 2009 @ 4:38 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    A friend of mine is fond of quoting the American humorist and commentator, the late H.L. Mencken, who said that, “If all the economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion”.


    Bright Intelligent Fellow From Offaly meets Ban the Man (Photograph by Dara Mac Dónaill) (more…)

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