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So far Karen Coleman has created 30 blog entries.

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 [...]

Politics of ‘demonisation’ creating divided and dangerous world – Amnesty

Amnesty International today released its annual report on the state of human rights across the world. It makes for grim reading and it is a damning indictment of leaders, [...]

Trump and his world of alternative facts by Karen Coleman

Donald Trump has only been in the White House a few days but already his presidency is gearing up to be as belligerent and aggressive as the tone of [...]

Trump’s campaign manager defends her boss

Watch this video of Donald Trump's incoming White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway defending her boss over those allegations from the so-called Russian dossier reports. She's being grilled by NBC's Seth [...]

Interview with Mairead McGuinness MEP on running for EP Presidency

In the following interview I talk with the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about her decision to run for the presidency of the European Parliament. The interview took place [...]

Could Le Pen be next?

Since Donald Trump’s election as US president, I’ve felt like we’re hurtling along a foreign frontier on board a runaway train that’s heading for the cliffs. Brexit was bad [...]

Potential long-term impact of Brexit on Ireland ‘severe’

New research produced by the ESRI and the Department of Finance in Ireland shows that the potential long-term impact of Brexit on Ireland will be “severe”. The findings, which [...]

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