A recent survey on attitudes to Irish unity could have been more informative if better questions were asked.
Whistleblowers are seldom treated well in Ireland. This is a sign of bigger problems.
We do not have to give in to fear and paranoia no matter how powerful the far right seems.
Ireland’s current malaise is borne of the national question; not whether or not to abolish the border, but the question of whether or not we are qualified to govern ourselves. The popular answer has historically oscillated between yes and no depending on the economy. During the exciting prosperity of the 1990s, the popular answer was… Continue reading A Crisis of National Self Confidence
Ireland needs to look at the bigger picture of land use if commutes are to be made easier.
Corporate CEOs are given too much credit for political prowess.
Ireland’s travelers are falling behind in every possible way. It does not have to be like this.
Few things enrage the masses with more efficiency than regressive taxes that are seen to hurt the poor. When Margaret Thatcher tried to impose a flat tax for local government services in 1989, the people of the UK rose up in rage with protests in the streets, many of which turned violent. The Community Charge,… Continue reading Struggling to Pay for a World Class Water System
Modern tribal labels used in Irish politics, the partitionist protestant unionists on one side and catholic nationalists on the other, cannot be used to interpret events before the Troubles in the north. The lens of the Troubles distorts historical reality. An example is the modern entrenched views of two world wars, a discussion that often… Continue reading Stop Bickering Over the Fallen
What is art? Art evokes an emotion. Any work of art, be it a painting, drawing, song, movie or TV show, will be more effective if it transports the viewer or listener to a different emotional state. Musicality Dancers adjust their dancing to stay in tune with the music. When the music is fast and… Continue reading The Art of GAA Film Making – Notes