March Articles

An unusual experience in court for Gerry Adams

For those of us who are not fans of Gerry Adams, there was some interesting news this month on the libel front, when he had a rare legal setback. Published: 29 March 2022 Presumably with a view to preserving his reputation of a man of peace, he is suing the BBC for...

This newspaper takes a brave stand, despite libel risks

I am now even more proud of being a columnist for this honourable newspaper, which revealed last week how and why it had successfully defended itself against an unjustified libel case. Published: 22 March 2022 “We were determined to fight this case,” wrote editor Ben...

Sinn Fein can’t hide from its sorry history of Putin apologism

Sadly, Sinn Fein is perhaps the closest to power of all the populist movements in Europe that have displayed unhealthy sympathies for Russia Published: 15 March 2022 Last week, caught on the hop by the behaviour of Vladimir Putin, for whom it has a soft spot, Sinn...

Sinn Fein cannot erase its record of hostility towards Nato

Some unintended consequences of Vladimir Putin’s megalomaniacal and merciless attack on the people of Ukraine that are appearing in Ireland now are embarrassing Sinn Fein. Published: 15 March 2022 Owing to having been brought up and educated in Dublin, and then spent...

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