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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...
Daire O'Criodain

The High Horse

At the end of January, The Irish Times’ political correspondent, Jennifer Bray, reviewed the first four weeks of Ireland’s new abortion regime.Along the way, she addressed the case raised in the Dáil...
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...
Daire O'Criodain

The High Horse

One evening recently, Irish Times journalist, Laura Kennedy, was boiling water for tea in her London apartment when the power “went”. She soon discovered that the fault affected about a hundred homes...
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...
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...
Neil Farrell

Time to end the gender scaremongering, gender euphoria will make closets a thing of...

There is nothing more beautiful in this world than selfhood. Loving yourself is the first step to being healthy, sane and productive. I came out of the closet as genderqueer three years...
Colin McGann

February is a time to dispense with aspirations and return to reality

January is a time of resolutions and promises made by people from all walks of life and in all positions. It’s the start of a new year, and people are ambitious and excited. We...

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