- Drafting legislation for the X Case
- Our cultural heritage is under siege by bureaucratic barbarians at the gate
- Clarification re Pat Rabbitte and “offensive” tweets
- Irish abortion law: women treated as insentient incubators and instructed to grin and, literally, bear it.
- We’ll seek retribution over nation’s debt legacy if we want to, St. Bruton
Category Archives: Politics
Irish abortion law: women treated as insentient incubators and instructed to grin and, literally, bear it.
IF Labour is wondering why its support has suffered a vertiginous drop since last year’s election it need only look to its TDs’ shameful contributions to last week’s Dáil debate on abortion for answers. One by one they got to … Continue reading
Have you heard the good news? Finally, one of our wise elder statesmen has discovered the cure for what ails our nation. You can forget your tribunals, criminal investigations, court cases, and convictions. No, that due process stuff is seriously overrated. … Continue reading
I recently wrote an essay on the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the likely impact of the A B C v Ireland case, concerning the three Irish-based women who went to the European Court of Human Rights claiming … Continue reading
I heard Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan sounding very upbeat, in advance of the party’s Ard Fheis this weekend, on Morning Ireland today and it reminded me of this colour piece I wrote after shadowing him, while he spent a … Continue reading
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton gave a wide-ranging lecture in Trinity College today on corruption in Ireland – citing, variously, the child sex abuse scandal; her own experience, as a “newbie” councillor in Dublin City Council, of receiving 42 legal … Continue reading
HOW can we be expected to believe Micheál Martin can root out corruption in the Fianna Fáil party when he can’t even identify the ministers who, according to the Mahon Report, launched a “sustained and virulent attack” on the tribunal … Continue reading
Thought it would be useful to upload a column I wrote way back in 2007 about Bertie’s cabinet colleagues’ staunch defence of his Mahon Tribunal testimony . DemiseofDrumcondraDuce Here’s another one from March 2008. KamikazePolitics Micheál Martin has now said … Continue reading