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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Hume rose above fierce criticism

Hume rose above fierce criticism

Justine McCarthy’s heartwarming tribute to John Hume was no less than the great man deserved (“John Hume always gave peace a chance”, Comment, last week).Not o [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Without livelihoods, lives become less worth living

Without livelihoods, lives become less worth living

Justine McCarthy quotes “the experts” to embolden her argument that the government should have put the country in level five earlier (“Hesitancy put lives seco [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 — [...]

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Politicians are as important as doctors for Covid recovery

Politicians are as important as doctors for Covid recovery

Justine McCarthy emphasises that “our moral choices will dictate the shape of the new normal after the pandemic abates” (“Make the new normal better than the o [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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: 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...→
Politicians are as important as doctors for Covid recovery

Politicians are as important as doctors for Covid recovery

Justine McCarthy emphasises that “our moral choices will dictate the shape of the new normal after the pandemic abates” (“Make the new normal better than the o [...]

Read full article: Politicians are as important as doctors ...→
  • #Justine McCarthy
Without livelihoods, lives become less worth living

Without livelihoods, lives become less worth living

Justine McCarthy quotes “the experts” to embolden her argument that the government should have put the country in level five earlier (“Hesitancy put lives seco [...]

Read full article: Without livelihoods, lives become less w...→
  • #Justine McCarthy
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
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
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...→
Hume rose above fierce criticism

Hume rose above fierce criticism

Justine McCarthy’s heartwarming tribute to John Hume was no less than the great man deserved (“John Hume always gave peace a chance”, Comment, last week).Not o [...]

Read full article: Hume rose above fierce criticism...→
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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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
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: 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: 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: 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 ...→
Politicians are as important as doctors for Covid recovery

Politicians are as important as doctors for Covid recovery

Justine McCarthy emphasises that “our moral choices will dictate the shape of the new normal after the pandemic abates” (“Make the new normal better than the o [...]

Read full article: Politicians are as important as doctors ...→
  • #Justine McCarthy
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...→
Without livelihoods, lives become less worth living

Without livelihoods, lives become less worth living

Justine McCarthy quotes “the experts” to embolden her argument that the government should have put the country in level five earlier (“Hesitancy put lives seco [...]

Read full article: Without livelihoods, lives become less w...→
  • #Justine McCarthy
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...→
  • #Justine McCarthy
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
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
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 ...→
  • #Justine McCarthy
Hume rose above fierce criticism

Hume rose above fierce criticism

Justine McCarthy’s heartwarming tribute to John Hume was no less than the great man deserved (“John Hume always gave peace a chance”, Comment, last week).Not o [...]

Read full article: Hume rose above fierce criticism...→
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
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: 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...→