Hit me now!

Hit me now with my eightieth birthday and the writing of a book in my hands! Probably if truth were known the 80 had a bearing on my output, so that blogs, letter writing and emails necessarily suffered on the altar of the book’s requirements. Let us hope that in October this year when it…

Could Israel use the Bomb?

“We do but teach bloody instruction which having being taught, returns to plague the inventor” As is so often the case Shakespeare said it first. Antisemitism, the selfishness of great powers, a tradition of standing back and allowing massively unjust regimes to have their way so long as countries which should intervene can continue to…

Cruel Inhumane Behaviour.

Man’s inhumanity to man (and to women and children), was never better exemplified than in the last few bloody days, which saw the shooting down of the Malaysian Airliner and Israel’s unpardonable butcheries in Gaza.  The primitive attitudes displayed by allowing drunken “separatists” to prevent crash scene experts retrieve evidence, which includes human bodies, from…

Let’s sue the Bastards!

Sun and summer have a fear engendered blog writing inertia in me recently but the codology about the setting up of a banking inquiry has re- energised me to angrily re-enter the blogosphere.        It is now several years after the infamous banking guarantee, and improbably enough in the mouth of an election which means…

Disgustingly Obvious

There is no doubt about it Irish controversies have a distinctly Irish flavour to them.  Where else would you find it necessary for a slew of cabinet ministers to suggest to the officer in charge of the countries organisation charged with preserving the civil peace An Garda Síochána to act with civility. Of course Commissioner…

Haul in the Bloody Bankers

Haul in the Bloody Bankers!   Bring the bloody bankers before the Public Accounts Committee! There should be three important steps taken as a result of what can only be described as the spectacularly successful hearings of the Public Accounts Committee.                            One, the lawyers cant about Dáil Committees being an intrusion upon the work…

Eat, Drink and be Merry, For Tomorrow…..

Eat Drink and be Merry For Tomorrow…. In the past week I was reminded of how friendship and tragedy, distance and proximity can echo across the world to resound unexpectedly in one’s daily life. In the same forty eight hours I was most generously entertained by  Nisheeth Ta with members of my family in the…