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  • Moscow’s Innocent Victims

    March 29, 2010 @ 9:14 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There was a Fenian back in the 19th Century who said, “Terrorism is the legitimate weapon of the weak against the strong” but this really won’t wash. The Moscow Metro bombing is the latest atrocity in which innocent civilians have been killed. (more…)

  • 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?

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                             Roman Polanski: under arrest

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  • Respite for the people of Gaza – but for how long?

    January 19, 2009 @ 10:56 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     Hush little baby don’t you cry
    You know your daddy’s born to die.
    All my trials Lord soon be over.

    We should pray to every god we know that the suffering of the Gaza people is over, at least for the time being. It’s likely under the circumstances that they will see further pain, death and loss in the future but let us hope that the current respite lasts a long time. (more…)

  • Time to shout stop over Israel-Palestine

    January 5, 2009 @ 10:13 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s not enough for the international community to wring its hands and weep crocodile tears over the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza. It’s time to get serious about brokering a solution before this problem develops into a wider conflict that could bring the entire world order crashing around our ears. (more…)

  • How long must the Israeli/Palestinian tragedy continue?

    December 27, 2008 @ 6:19 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    We all woke this morning to the horrific news of a massive airstrike in Gaza with the death-toll already over the 200 mark, according to reports. How long must the bloodletting in this tragic region continue? (more…)


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