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2504, 2017

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 candidate [...]

2204, 2017

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 month. [...]

2104, 2017

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 vow [...]

1804, 2017

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 Tayyip [...]

1304, 2017

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) during [...]

1304, 2017

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 after [...]

2202, 2017

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, governments, [...]

2401, 2017

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 his [...]

1101, 2017

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 Meyers [...]

2411, 2016

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 on [...]

1511, 2016

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 enough [...]

711, 2016

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 were [...]

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