Paused

Tim Pat has been away from blogging recently but hopes to resume. Meanwhile, you can access several of his recent articles online. Themes include Brexit, changes in the Sinn Féin leadership and the dangers of Donald Trump.

Do Cry for Us Argentina

I solicit tears, not because of rugby but because of the conclusions I have been driven to by the research for my next book. The reason for my long absence from bloggerdom will become apparent from Wednesday of this week onwards. My new book, 1916: The Mornings After, is being launched in Easons of O’Connell…

Back to the Future

The light is fading on New Year’s Day as this is written, but it is not intended as a song at twilight but as a promise on the dawning of a New Year- I’ll keep the Blog up to date in 2014! After what we’ve been through it would be permissible to open the New…

How would Michael Collins have treated the Bankers?

Recently as the anniversary of Michael Collins’s death approached, a man from my neighbourhood tied the end of a rope to a tree, fed the other end through his car window, tied it around his neck and drove off- decapitating himself. The action was shocking but the outcome has become a common place in modern…

Computer Injustice!

I find that I have been committing a grave injusice on my correspondents—I have been muttering to myself about their lack of response to the myriad of e-mails to which I have painstakingly responded! Alas, my computer genius friend, who guides my hand in all matters Blog and web site, has discovered that none, or…