We never doubted Kenny’s steel, but slipping mask of amiability reveals his ruthless core

Shane Coleman.Sunday, Independent. ( Dublin). Sunday, June 15, 2014 Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s toughness beneath the smiles is becoming increasingly apparent Watching the Taoiseach in action in recent months calls to mind the Greta Garbo line that anybody “who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening”. Behind the outwardly benign persona, […]

Shark alert as Enda looks further out of his depth

It increasingly appears that all the Taoiseach has to offer is a nod, a wink, an unfunny quip, and very little else. John Drennan. Sunday Independent ( Dublin). Sunday, June 15, 2014 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Mark Condren The knives may not yet be out for Enda. But as ministers nip at the Taoiseach’s previously virgin political […]

SF and FF are heading for the mother of all contests

The two parties share an intimate knowledge of the difference between being in power and being in office J   ohn Drennan. IRISH INDEPENDENT ( Dublin). June 15, 2014   WILL SINN FEIN RAIN ON HIS PARADE? Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin with Sean Sherwin at the Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown. Photo: Gareth Chaney […]

My American Struggle For Justice In Northern Ireland

My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland Fr. Sean McManus Irish National Caucus, Inc. PO Box 15128, Washington, DC 20003-0849 9781469934839, $30.00, Ireland has had a rocky road throughout much of recent history. Expanding on the original Irish edition, “My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland” discusses the role of American […]

‘He Pointed His Rifle At Me And Asked Me My Name’

An ‘Irish Times’ report from 1977 has helped confirm that two trainee teachers were not to blame for the Belfast shootings in which one of them died   Victim: trainee teacher Patrick Magee   GERRY MORIARTY. IRISH TIMES. Friday, June 13, 2014.   The 6pm angelus bell was ringing at St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast […]

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