2024 Articles

Climate fanatics are destroying Britain’s best literary festivals

Bullying writers and publishers won’t solve anything Published: 6 June 2024 Well, Fossil Free Books has certainly succeeded in making its presence felt. Targeting the wealth management group Baillie Gifford – which invests 25 per cent of its clients’ money in...

Pat Cullen ducks questions about quitting her nursing role to stand for the Shinners

​Sinn Féin supporters were delighted with the news that Pat Cullen, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, is standing for their party for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the general election. Published: 6 June 2024 That it’s such a...

Lord Lucan’s disappearance is a mystery best left unsolved

Regrettably, rarely is truth ever stranger than fiction Published: 31 May 2024 True crime is more popular than ever, with the anniversaries of dark deeds greeted rapturously by fans and journalists alike. So this being almost 50 years on, inevitably it was time for...

Sir Anthony was the best kind of patriot and a noble crusader for free speech

Fintan O'Toole, the Irish Times’s prize columnist for many years, wrote a staggeringly mean-spirited assessment of Sir Anthony O’Reilly shortly after his death on May 18. Published: 28 May 2024 He opined that being told as a school child that he was illegitimate was...

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