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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.

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  • 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.

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  • South Africa’s Mugabe?

    April 14, 2010 @ 10:52 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Have to say I’m with the journalist on this one. Scary stuff. Click here.

  • Shakespeare vs Chekhov in Northern Ireland

    April 3, 2009 @ 9:32 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Talking to a friend about Northern Ireland yesterday we mulled over the dangers and possibilities that exist, or in some cases lurk, in the present situation. The killings of the two British soldiers and the (Catholic) police officer as well as the recent street disruption suggested there are more deadly dangers than hopeful possibilities at the moment.

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  • Chomsky and the campaign to boycott Israel

    April 2, 2009 @ 10:21 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Covering the debate about a proposed boycott of Israel at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar at the weekend (click here) one got the distinct feeling that, if the pro-boycott people had been better organised, they would have got their motions through. The boycott campaign may be  gaining some momentum even in the US, to judge from this TV report.

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  • Sectarianism and the Commonwealth

    March 27, 2009 @ 10:57 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The old debate about this State rejoining the Commonwealth has started off again. I have already stated my view that, if it were necessary for complete and final reconciliation on this island, it would be worth considering. (more…)


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