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The Trouble with Women

The Trouble with Women

The Tory spin machine has been in overdrive, trying to convince us that women have arrived and in future will be treated as equals to male colleagues and receive promotion on merit. We know in reality that the cabinet re-shuffle was about presentation for the next election.

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Don’t Mention the Border

Don’t Mention the Border

There is an amusing cartoon doing the rounds, where the characters speculate on the possibility of the  Republic of Ireland   rejoining the Commonwealth in the aftermath of last week’s State Visit by an t-Uachtarán, Michael D.  I suspect that there are Georgian drawing rooms in Dublin where

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The Politician and the Photographer

The Politician and the Photographer

I watched two TV programmes back-to-back last night, the first on RTE was ‘Thatcher – Ireland and the Iron Lady’, followed by a BBC documentary in the ‘Imagine’ series on photographer, Don McCullin. While the subjects were quite contrasting personalities, the programmes shared common themes – attitudes

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Thatcher

Thatcher

The death of Margaret Thatcher has brought predictable response from political and community groups. The Conservative Party, conscious that its chances of winning the next election are slim and that the late Baroness still commands ardent support among the dedicated faithful and in sections of a right

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