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Justine McCarthy: Politicians, pick not our judges, lest ye be judged

Justine McCarthy: Politicians, pick not our judges, lest ye be judged

Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, that the government came over all Caligula-like and chose a horse to sit on the Supreme Court bench. And suppose opposition [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Politicians, pick not ...→

Justine McCarthy: Politicians, pick not our judges, lest ye be judged

Justine McCarthy: Politicians, pick not our judges, lest ye be judged

Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, that the government came over all Caligula-like and chose a horse to sit on the Supreme Court bench. And suppose opposition [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Politicians, pick not ...→

Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of power is starting to dissipate

Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of power is starting to dissipate

Watching Leo Varadkar’s halo in meltdown is an unedifying lesson in the cruelty of politics. Just a month ago, the tanaiste was the King Midas of Irish politic [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of...→

Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to Nphet put livelihoods ahead of lives

Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to Nphet put livelihoods ahead of lives

The cabinet made a fatal decision a fortnight ago when it spurned the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (Nphet) recommendation to press the nuclear butto [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to...→

The Times quiz of the week: from opera-loving judges and unsmiling politicians

The Times quiz of the week: from opera-loving judges and unsmiling politicians

This week an algorithm trained to pick out the facial features humans assessing when making snap judgments of character ranked Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Hen [...] Read full article: The Times quiz of the week: from opera-l...→

Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help curb perfidious Albion

Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help curb perfidious Albion

No country has a monopoly on virtue. It is our vices that differentiate us. Take England. Such is its reputation for duplicity that the French, Germans, Spanis [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help...→

Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judged more harshly, that’s a fact

Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judged more harshly, that’s a fact

Before I speak to Dawn Butler, her assistant sends me a few choice examples of the messages the MP for Brent Central has received since Sunday when she tweeted [...] Read full article: Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judge...→

Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fight against cancer victims like Ruth Morrissey

Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fight against cancer victims like Ruth Morrissey

If crocodile tears cured cancer, Ireland could export them. Sadly, they proved insufficient to save Ruth Morrissey’s life.As her broken-hearted husband Paul an [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fi...→

Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry, Naughten and Grealish are antithesis of change

Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry, Naughten and Grealish are antithesis of change

The talk in Kildare Street is of a new dawn. A history-making coalition is being welded together. Perforce, goes the narrative, it will be the most radical, le [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry...→

Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new normal better than the old one

Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new normal better than the old one

Donald Trump has his P45 in the White House and scientists have a vaccine that is 90% effective against Covid-19. What a double-whammy of joyous news. You coul [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new nor...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controversy ‘highlights chummy links between politicians and judges’

Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controversy ‘highlights chummy links between politicians and judges’

The controversy around Séamus Woulfe highlights issues about a “chummy” relationship between judges and politicians, a prominent law lecturer has said.Eoin Dal [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controver...→

Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this killer coronavirus with contempt

Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this killer coronavirus with contempt

For millions of years, the survival of homo sapiens has hinged on the human mind’s capacity to dull the memory of excruciating pain. Had she not possessed that [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this ki...→

Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run exposes Fine Gael boys’ club

Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run exposes Fine Gael boys’ club

Ursula von der Leyen is a sexist madam who needs manners put on her. So went the subtext of Fine Gael’s spinning about the nomination of Ireland’s new EU commi [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run expos...→

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

In the aftermath of an act of horrific inhumanity, the scale of the casualties and the barbarity of the deed can be so overwhelming as to numb those watching o [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave ...→

Facebook judges, journalists and politicians on free speech panel

Facebook judges, journalists and politicians on free speech panel

New independent board, which includes ex-Guardian editor, will rule on freedom of expression issues Read full article: Facebook judges, journalists and politic...→

Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiable but deserve no mercy

Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiable but deserve no mercy

Some people who were there say Abdullah and Rula Maaz were a picture of grief as they entered the coroner’s courtroom in Ballina last Monday, with their sole s [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiabl...→

Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America are now worlds away from a special relationship

Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America are now worlds away from a special relationship

Once upon a time, merely an ocean separated Ireland from Irish-America. These days, we might as well be living on two different planets. Thanks a lot, Donald T [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America ar...→

Pick up artist walks free after convictions quashed by judges

Pick up artist walks free after convictions quashed by judges

The 39-year-old had secretly filmed himself approaching dozens of women in Glasgow and Eastern Europe.  Read full article: Pick up artist walks free after convicti...→

Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to restore public trust

Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to restore public trust

In a land marooned by biblical pestilence and destructive tempests, the country’s rulers gathered to partake of a feast after two days’ sport. “Let them eat ca [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to ...→

Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen our ideals of solidarity

Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen our ideals of solidarity

It can’t have been the fluorescent flip-flops or the beach-ready spray tans that picked out some passengers as targets for the poverty police at Irish airports [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen...→

Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown to open up our minds

Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown to open up our minds

It was while in quarantine at his childhood home during a bubonic plague lockdown of his Cambridge college that, according to legend, Isaac Newton was struck — [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown t...→

Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of power is starting to dissipate

Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of power is starting to dissipate

Watching Leo Varadkar’s halo in meltdown is an unedifying lesson in the cruelty of politics. Just a month ago, the tanaiste was the King Midas of Irish politic [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of...→

Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiable but deserve no mercy

Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiable but deserve no mercy

Some people who were there say Abdullah and Rula Maaz were a picture of grief as they entered the coroner’s courtroom in Ballina last Monday, with their sole s [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiabl...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controversy ‘highlights chummy links between politicians and judges’

Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controversy ‘highlights chummy links between politicians and judges’

The controversy around Séamus Woulfe highlights issues about a “chummy” relationship between judges and politicians, a prominent law lecturer has said.Eoin Dal [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controver...→

The Times quiz of the week: from opera-loving judges and unsmiling politicians

The Times quiz of the week: from opera-loving judges and unsmiling politicians

This week an algorithm trained to pick out the facial features humans assessing when making snap judgments of character ranked Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Hen [...] Read full article: The Times quiz of the week: from opera-l...→

Pick up artist walks free after convictions quashed by judges

Pick up artist walks free after convictions quashed by judges

The 39-year-old had secretly filmed himself approaching dozens of women in Glasgow and Eastern Europe.  Read full article: Pick up artist walks free after convicti...→

Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run exposes Fine Gael boys’ club

Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run exposes Fine Gael boys’ club

Ursula von der Leyen is a sexist madam who needs manners put on her. So went the subtext of Fine Gael’s spinning about the nomination of Ireland’s new EU commi [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run expos...→

Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judged more harshly, that’s a fact

Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judged more harshly, that’s a fact

Before I speak to Dawn Butler, her assistant sends me a few choice examples of the messages the MP for Brent Central has received since Sunday when she tweeted [...] Read full article: Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judge...→

Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen our ideals of solidarity

Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen our ideals of solidarity

It can’t have been the fluorescent flip-flops or the beach-ready spray tans that picked out some passengers as targets for the poverty police at Irish airports [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen...→

Facebook judges, journalists and politicians on free speech panel

Facebook judges, journalists and politicians on free speech panel

New independent board, which includes ex-Guardian editor, will rule on freedom of expression issues Read full article: Facebook judges, journalists and politic...→

Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry, Naughten and Grealish are antithesis of change

Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry, Naughten and Grealish are antithesis of change

The talk in Kildare Street is of a new dawn. A history-making coalition is being welded together. Perforce, goes the narrative, it will be the most radical, le [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry...→

Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new normal better than the old one

Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new normal better than the old one

Donald Trump has his P45 in the White House and scientists have a vaccine that is 90% effective against Covid-19. What a double-whammy of joyous news. You coul [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new nor...→

Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to Nphet put livelihoods ahead of lives

Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to Nphet put livelihoods ahead of lives

The cabinet made a fatal decision a fortnight ago when it spurned the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (Nphet) recommendation to press the nuclear butto [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to...→

Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America are now worlds away from a special relationship

Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America are now worlds away from a special relationship

Once upon a time, merely an ocean separated Ireland from Irish-America. These days, we might as well be living on two different planets. Thanks a lot, Donald T [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America ar...→

Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this killer coronavirus with contempt

Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this killer coronavirus with contempt

For millions of years, the survival of homo sapiens has hinged on the human mind’s capacity to dull the memory of excruciating pain. Had she not possessed that [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this ki...→

Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help curb perfidious Albion

Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help curb perfidious Albion

No country has a monopoly on virtue. It is our vices that differentiate us. Take England. Such is its reputation for duplicity that the French, Germans, Spanis [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help...→

Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to restore public trust

Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to restore public trust

In a land marooned by biblical pestilence and destructive tempests, the country’s rulers gathered to partake of a feast after two days’ sport. “Let them eat ca [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to ...→

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

In the aftermath of an act of horrific inhumanity, the scale of the casualties and the barbarity of the deed can be so overwhelming as to numb those watching o [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave ...→

Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fight against cancer victims like Ruth Morrissey

Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fight against cancer victims like Ruth Morrissey

If crocodile tears cured cancer, Ireland could export them. Sadly, they proved insufficient to save Ruth Morrissey’s life.As her broken-hearted husband Paul an [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fi...→

Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown to open up our minds

Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown to open up our minds

It was while in quarantine at his childhood home during a bubonic plague lockdown of his Cambridge college that, according to legend, Isaac Newton was struck — [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown t...→

Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of power is starting to dissipate

Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of power is starting to dissipate

Watching Leo Varadkar’s halo in meltdown is an unedifying lesson in the cruelty of politics. Just a month ago, the tanaiste was the King Midas of Irish politic [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Leo Varadkar’s aura of...→

Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new normal better than the old one

Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new normal better than the old one

Donald Trump has his P45 in the White House and scientists have a vaccine that is 90% effective against Covid-19. What a double-whammy of joyous news. You coul [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Let's make the new nor...→

Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiable but deserve no mercy

Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiable but deserve no mercy

Some people who were there say Abdullah and Rula Maaz were a picture of grief as they entered the coroner’s courtroom in Ballina last Monday, with their sole s [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Extremists are pitiabl...→

Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to Nphet put livelihoods ahead of lives

Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to Nphet put livelihoods ahead of lives

The cabinet made a fatal decision a fortnight ago when it spurned the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (Nphet) recommendation to press the nuclear butto [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Hesitancy to listen to...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controversy ‘highlights chummy links between politicians and judges’

Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controversy ‘highlights chummy links between politicians and judges’

The controversy around Séamus Woulfe highlights issues about a “chummy” relationship between judges and politicians, a prominent law lecturer has said.Eoin Dal [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Woulfe controver...→

Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America are now worlds away from a special relationship

Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America are now worlds away from a special relationship

Once upon a time, merely an ocean separated Ireland from Irish-America. These days, we might as well be living on two different planets. Thanks a lot, Donald T [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Ireland and America ar...→

The Times quiz of the week: from opera-loving judges and unsmiling politicians

The Times quiz of the week: from opera-loving judges and unsmiling politicians

This week an algorithm trained to pick out the facial features humans assessing when making snap judgments of character ranked Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Hen [...] Read full article: The Times quiz of the week: from opera-l...→

Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this killer coronavirus with contempt

Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this killer coronavirus with contempt

For millions of years, the survival of homo sapiens has hinged on the human mind’s capacity to dull the memory of excruciating pain. Had she not possessed that [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: We can’t treat this ki...→

Pick up artist walks free after convictions quashed by judges

Pick up artist walks free after convictions quashed by judges

The 39-year-old had secretly filmed himself approaching dozens of women in Glasgow and Eastern Europe.  Read full article: Pick up artist walks free after convicti...→

Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help curb perfidious Albion

Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help curb perfidious Albion

No country has a monopoly on virtue. It is our vices that differentiate us. Take England. Such is its reputation for duplicity that the French, Germans, Spanis [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Sleeveenism won’t help...→

Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run exposes Fine Gael boys’ club

Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run exposes Fine Gael boys’ club

Ursula von der Leyen is a sexist madam who needs manners put on her. So went the subtext of Fine Gael’s spinning about the nomination of Ireland’s new EU commi [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Phil Hogan’s run expos...→

Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to restore public trust

Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to restore public trust

In a land marooned by biblical pestilence and destructive tempests, the country’s rulers gathered to partake of a feast after two days’ sport. “Let them eat ca [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Put Dail on course to ...→

Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judged more harshly, that’s a fact

Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judged more harshly, that’s a fact

Before I speak to Dawn Butler, her assistant sends me a few choice examples of the messages the MP for Brent Central has received since Sunday when she tweeted [...] Read full article: Dawn Butler: Black politicians are judge...→

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

In the aftermath of an act of horrific inhumanity, the scale of the casualties and the barbarity of the deed can be so overwhelming as to numb those watching o [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave ...→

Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen our ideals of solidarity

Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen our ideals of solidarity

It can’t have been the fluorescent flip-flops or the beach-ready spray tans that picked out some passengers as targets for the poverty police at Irish airports [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Poverty police cheapen...→

Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fight against cancer victims like Ruth Morrissey

Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fight against cancer victims like Ruth Morrissey

If crocodile tears cured cancer, Ireland could export them. Sadly, they proved insufficient to save Ruth Morrissey’s life.As her broken-hearted husband Paul an [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: No justice in legal fi...→

Facebook judges, journalists and politicians on free speech panel

Facebook judges, journalists and politicians on free speech panel

New independent board, which includes ex-Guardian editor, will rule on freedom of expression issues Read full article: Facebook judges, journalists and politic...→

Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown to open up our minds

Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown to open up our minds

It was while in quarantine at his childhood home during a bubonic plague lockdown of his Cambridge college that, according to legend, Isaac Newton was struck — [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Let's allow lockdown t...→

Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry, Naughten and Grealish are antithesis of change

Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry, Naughten and Grealish are antithesis of change

The talk in Kildare Street is of a new dawn. A history-making coalition is being welded together. Perforce, goes the narrative, it will be the most radical, le [...] Read full article: Justine McCarthy: Independent trio Lowry...→