Photo via Pexels National embarrassments are hard to come by. We complain about our politicians, but there are rarely moments which cause true embarrassment. When I watched Enda Kenny address Ireland on the state of the nation’s finances, I felt it for the first time. My eyes flickered to the faces of my parents who dejectedly turned away from the screen. My parents already … [Read more...] about Robbery most foul – Who must take the blame for the nursing home scandal?
Look at me while I’m speaking to you
There are two sides to every story; the generation of the 90’s babies and the generation of the babies that were born in recent years and our grandchildren and great grandchildren won’t know who to believe in this social media-socialising war. I come from the generation of 90’s babies - 1998 to be exact. Growing up was filled with outdoor days, horse-riding, and colouring … [Read more...] about Look at me while I’m speaking to you
The Tommy Tiernan Troubles
Taxi company ‘Free Now’ has pulled its sponsorship of the Tommy Tiernan show amid criticism raised by activist Emer O’Neill regarding an alleged racist joke told in a vicar street gig last week. Fellow RTÉ presenter and activist Emer O’Neill was at the show, and posted her disapproval of the joke. In an interview, Ms O’Neill spoke about the discomfort she felt as a … [Read more...] about The Tommy Tiernan Troubles
IN PASCAL WE TRUST?
Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD (Dublin Central). Photo: DebSwee CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wkimedia Commons. Fine Gael sweetheart and Michael Noonan protégé Pascal Donohoe has admitted to breaching election donation regulations twice following a drawn-out saga. As the headaches mount for the government both domestically and internationally, it would … [Read more...] about IN PASCAL WE TRUST?
Royals out of reach: Prince Harry and Meghan’s attempt to clear their name
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have done nothing but damage their public image in my eyes. I remember when I was first introduced to the couple. It was the day of their wedding in 2017. I watched the grandiosity of their nuptials in the background on that May morning as I made breakfast. I had never heard of Meghan Markle before, and I didn’t even know that the rebel royal … [Read more...] about Royals out of reach: Prince Harry and Meghan’s attempt to clear their name