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Last week the opposition opted to table a Dáil motion that sought to divide the Oireachtas on the human tragedy that is Gaza, rather than unite us. That move was regrettable. There is much that unites deputies on this issue. The President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste
Less than a year ago I wrote here about the growing problem of street crime and wanton anti-social behaviour. The article was prompted by an alarming increase in calls to my office from people who live in daily fear of the feral behaviour of some.
It’s pointless pontificating about Ireland’s neutrality while the Defence Forces are so short of members
One of the great political fallacies of the past half century is that the “triple lock” is some great obstacle to the participation of our Defence Forces in international peace and security operations. The triple lock has, as the name suggests, three components: (i) government
My recent article published in the Sunday Independent: There is no shortage of political pundits who are happy to regularly disparage the holding of constituency clinics by TDs. But, for every one of them, there are several thousand more members of the public see these
What happened in Cherry Orchard last Monday night was shocking, but it was not surprising. It was not surprising to those of us who have warned for months that chronic anti-social behaviour is on the rise and going unchecked. It was certainly no surprise to