I have never smuggled anything over borders before or since and I was extremely nervous, but our car was not searched on the way over. The return trip was a different matter.
Higgin’s pro-abortion stance may have lost him voters, but the Irish President has never shied away from speaking out on controversial issues, even if it made him unpopular.
Snippets from the Irish newspapers.
In the culture of the time, the father, considered the boss of the household in a patriarchal society, felt compelled to do his duty by barring his umarried pregnant daughter from living with the family. Considerations of familial love wilted when faced with the condemnation of neighbors, community and church.
Your partners are your long-time opponents, there’s a pandemic, there is noise on you backbench … and then there are the Greens. Who would want to be Taoiseach?
The new and different Irish Coalition Government has presided over the first significant relaxation of lockdown, but it will be a considerable time before the Economy scrambles back to any semblance of normality.
In the Arms Crisis of 1970, questions abounded, of perjury and all other kinds of skullduggery.
‘The Facts are that the Irish Republic exists.’
This past year has seen a wealth of diaspora activity taking place around the world.
The Economic strengths of small states are better focussed upon than their deficits, argues Stephen Kisella.