The shoe is on the other foot, and now we’re kicking down

It sounds like a rude sort of phrase but ‘pulling a Peter’ is about to enter the lexicon of Irish politics. Haven’t you heard it yet? It’s Irish for finding a handy target, preferably an ethnic minority, then accusing it of criminality and in turn blaming it for all our economic ills, in order to win [...]

2019-11-13T15:37:40+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Categories: Opinion, Politics, Print|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A massive response (from women, it seems!)

Thank you so much to each and every one of you (shout out to the one man - one!) who responded to my post in relation to kids in direct provision. Quite a few people have expressed an interest in learning more about direct provision, here is a really good link that explains what it is [...]

2018-12-01T09:53:56+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easy choices

The wailing and gnashing of teeth that has followed reports on child sex abuse, the Magdalene laundries and the industrial schools over the past decade in Ireland has been justified, but too late. It is very easy to react emotionally and with horror when it is too late. When the women who were enslaved are elderly, [...]

2013-10-30T09:00:14+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |