Posts from February 2009

Time to prune drastically our puffed-up political system


Read Tim Pat’s opinion piece in today’s Irish Times

“This is a depression not a recession. We should be considering the formation of a national government, and one strand of our discussions should not merely be concerned with TDs’ allowances, but of drastically pruning the numbers of TDs senators and councillors who feed from the public trough. Then we could talk about demanding sacrifice from the needy. Perhaps – dream on – even pay cuts for consultants and lawyers, including a voluntary reduction by judges.”

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South Bank Show on the film ‘Michael Collins’


In October 1996, the BBC’s South Bank Show featured the film Michael Collins, including interviews with director Michael Jordan and Tim Pat Coogan. This has now become available to view on You Tube, broken into six parts of around 8 minutes each. Part I can be viewed directly below…

List all episodes – use this link for easy access to all six episodes.