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The American century
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The American century
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon's surface near the leg of the Lunar Module “Eagle” during the Apollo 11 moonwalk. Reflect for a moment, if...
Trump marks seven
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Trump marks seven
President Donald Trump will this week become the seventh serving American president to make landfall in Ireland. Suffice it to say, this visit prom...
Shannon Summit
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Shannon Summit
Unlike his still mysterious chat with Vladimir Putin, President Trump’s sit down with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Shannon Airport is likely to make i...
SOS on CO2
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SOS on CO2
It’s a good idea to take a deep breath these days when the subject is climate. But hold that one. Perhaps not too deep. Latest scientific figures s...
In the Crosshairs
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In the Crosshairs
The world has always been a dangerous place for journalists. For the most part this has been due to the fact that journalists often find themselves...
Animus afoot
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Animus afoot
This was a headline last week in the London-published Daily Telegraph: “Brexit latest news: Angela Merkel throws Theresa May a lifeline as she insi...
Assault on asylum
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Assault on asylum
These are worrying days for Malachy McAllister and the group of his fellow Irishmen known collectively as “the deportees.” McAllister, for one, has...
No April joke
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No April joke
Ordinarily, the arrival of April in the northern hemisphere is a time of rejoicing for the meteorologically burdened. We welcome spring. Nobody was...
Leo’s reality check
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Leo’s reality check
Photo: rollingnews.ie We are long familiar with all the bonhomie and backslapping associated with the annual St. Patrick and shamrock celebrations ...
More questions of late
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More questions of late
We are long familiar with the “Irish Question” though there are times, and there have been many of us in those times, who are not quite sure what t...
The year’s closing time
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The year’s closing time
And so another year takes its final few steps into the history books. Most will be sad to see it go, imperfect though it might have been. Time was ...
JFK’s Legacy
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JFK’s Legacy
Given that it was Thanksgiving the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy passed with relatively little coverage. Such ...