US President Barack Obama will be conducting a State visit on Monday to Ireland. Queen Elizabeth II just concluded a State visit to Ireland which was the largest security operation undertaken by the Irish police force and Defence Forces in light of the dissident republican threat. Although the threat to Obama is far less [...]
***advanced warning to readers – students’ union nerdy talk ahead…..*** On Thursday last I got a phone call from the head of the campaign to promote Irish in DCU – Ní ionadaíonn Aontas na Mac Léinn OCBAC mé i gceart. He asked to meet me to discuss my previous post on their campaign. So I [...]
There is a storm coming. I’m not referring to our thunderous march towards socialism and the inevitable political and fiscal turmoil that will bring. Nor am I speculating about further shocking revelations that will unearth the depths to which our social institutions are morally bankrupt. No. There’s a referendum a coming, and this one is [...]
Printed in the Sunday Independent (9th Aug 2009) At the age of 17, Michelle looked forward to the excitement and challenges of college life in Dublin. Two years later, she struggles with a double life, writes Steve Conlon. I’d met her before, alone, but now, in a cafe full of people, the astonishingly painful nature [...]
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The ever accommodating George Lee, Fine Gael by-election candidate in Dublin South, gave me a short interview in Dundrum on Wednesday 27th May. To listen to the interview click here.