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  • Dying on the Front Page: Jade Goody (5 June 1981 – 22 March 2009)

    March 22, 2009 @ 11:33 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The death of Jade Goody early this morning is of course an occasion of great sadness. In the words of John Donne, anyone’s death diminishes us. Her decision to leave the stage of life in such a public way helped to heighten awareness of cervical cancer and that is to her credit. (more…)

  • George Mitchell: Blessed are the peacemakers

    January 23, 2009 @ 11:46 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The appointment of  George Mitchell as President Obama’s new Middle East peace envoy has to be the first piece of good news about that troubled part of the world in a long, long time. (more…)

  • Let’s not get heebie-jeebies over the Hijab

    July 25, 2008 @ 11:53 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Two days ago I visited St Luke’s Hospital in south Dublin for a check-up. Last year I had radiation therapy there for prostate cancer and, thanks to the excellent treatment I got, the tumour seems to have disappeared. I say “seems” because you still need to see your specialist every few months, “to be sure, to be sure”. (more…)

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