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And Another Thing … Forecast Predicts Breakfast on the Bus

SORRY Tony, but science doesn’t agree. Breakfast is not, in fact, ‘Grrreeeaat’. Word spread from the Land Down Under last week that cast doubt on centuries of conventional...
The Clare People

Today marks the coming of age of The Clare People

TODAY, The Clare People embarks on a new departure, a change of gear. It marks the launch of a redesigned newspaper which ushers in a raft of changes to what you will...
Andrew Hamilton

Can We Still Save Irish Farming?

There are pensioners all over the county pushing their bodies to the limits to keep cattle fed and fields tended because they cannot bare to let the land go idle. Is there a future for farming in Clare? Can we escape the Farmageddon?
Joe Ó Muircheartaigh

President Higgins straddled past and present in delivering a powerful message

LAST Monday week was a proud day for politics in Ireland, when you could say that the two houses of the Oireachtas went into special session to commemorate the 100th anniversary of...
Andrew Hamilton

An Irish solution won’t solve an Irish problem

IT’D be a grand little country if it wasn’t for the ISTAIP and all the rain. The ISTAIP? You know it, it’s the ultimate expression of our self-defeating, cute-hoor-ology, the Irish Solution...
Bishop Fintan Monahan

Taking a mid-January rain-check on our New Year Resolutions

At this point in the middle of January it may be the case that our new year resolutions have receded into the mists of time or perhaps not. It is hard to...

The Time for Talk is Over, Now is the Time for Change

My life is in the hands of politicians who will never be affected as drastically by the impacts of climate change as I will be.
Daire O'Criodain

The High Horse

The Oxford historian, AJP Taylor, enjoyed a high public profile around the middle of the last century because of frequent broadcasts on BBC radio and television, at a time when the latter...

No Justice – for Minister of Justice

By Madeleine Taylor-Quinn Baying for political blood in Dáil Éireann is not uncommon, but baying for justice is a rarified activity. Where is the courage...

And Another Thing … What is a skellakybooky?

If you’re not careful, you could spend the whole weekend worrying. Brexit driving off the cliffs, the children’s hospital there to meet you at the bottom, Donald Trump...