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Every now and then, Fintan O’Toole ‘s gaze moves away from lofty matters of national import, to consider the state of popular culture. The result is a National Squirm. There are people who understand VIP and Hello magazine but Fintan, for all his merits, is not one of those people. I still recall how marvellously […]

Move Over Tiger, Meet The Celtic Lions

One of the handy things about Google is you can use it to get a first approximation on controversies. Take the maiden city, for example, the one known in Irish as Doire Cholmcille. There are eight million google hits for Derry, and only five million for Londonderry. Clearly the nationalists are winning that particular propaganda […]


Wondering what I might write about today I clicked on the Irish Times, hoping to find an upbeat story somewhere. Anything at all, except the banks, the recession, the revolting civil servants. There’s a picture of the Glorious Leader on the Irish Times website. Walking in front of a tram, head down, hands stuffed in […]