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So far Karen Coleman has created 26 blog entries.

Worrying gaps in Europe’s readiness for the knowledge economy

There are worrying gaps in Europe when it comes to the ability of different EU countries, regions and cities to innovate and develop knowledge-based economies. That’s my take from [...]

Halawa’s acquittal a ray of hope in an otherwise bleak landscape

The news this week that Ibrahim Halawa was acquitted in Egypt of all charges against him caught many of us by surprise. After so many false hopes in his [...]

My weekly inspiration

I'm inspired by the French vote for liberalism over extremism, protectionism & racism. As I was away on holidays last week I didn’t get a chance to write about Emmanuel [...]

Trump’s firing of Comey “terrifying” “Nixonian” “thuggish”

When I turned on the radio this morning I nearly fell out of bed when I heard the news headlines announcing the bombshell that Donald Trump had fired the [...]

Macron win won’t alleviate massive voter dissatisfaction

The French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron did very well last weekend after receiving almost 24% of the vote in the first round of France’s presidential elections. But the far-right [...]

My weekly inspiration

My weekly inspiration this week are the families of the 4 courageous Coast Guard Helicopter crew who lost their lives when Rescue 116 crashed off the Mayo coast last [...]

Will terrorist attacks increase Le Pen vote?

I’m afraid Thursday’s terrorist attack in Paris could lead to an increase in support for France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s first-round of elections. Her recent [...]

Theresa May’s election gamble

This morning I was all ready to write about Turkey’s slide towards an increasing dictatorship following Sunday’s referendum that will give even more power to the Turkish president Recep [...]

My weekly Inspiration

My inspiration this week is Saffiyah Khan the young British woman of Bosnian and Pakistani background who calmly stood up to a bully from the EDL (English Defence League) [...]

A fabulous new theatre for Galway

Today I’m back in my office in Galway after a frenetic four week schedule jetting back and forth from Ireland to various parts of Europe. I love returning home [...]

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