2018 Articles

Whipping up of tribalism and folk memory over eviction in Co Roscommon dangerous ploy

Never underestimate how much Ireland's past can be used to endanger the present, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 24 December 2018 There was a bizarre sequence of events last week at a bungalow near Strokestown in Roscommon that has got the Republic in a bit of...

‘Infamous five’ I’d dump in dreary place so they could contemplate their failings

Revealed: the fantasy reality show line-up of those who got under my skin in 2018. By Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 31 December 2018 Annually, after wide consultation, I provide a list of people I think Northern Ireland would be better off without. Since the object...

Who makes my list of people to be banished from Ireland this year?

To get 2019 off to a good start we need to expel some of the worst sinners of 2018, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published 30 December 2018 It's time for my annual cathartic purge of people who should be removed from the country. And what better place to start looking...

Maybe Mr May understands his wife, but everyone else just finds her unknowable

Leavers and Remainers don't agree about much, but most would like the PM to go, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 17 December 2018 Matthew Parris on Saturday in his latest despairing Times column about Theresa May asked: "At what point does tenacity become...

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