Eoghan Harris: Powers that be keep real secret of Failte Towers well hidden
ENOUGH is enough. That's the title of Fintan O'Toole's book of aspirations for a new Ireland. Like my mother's aspirations -- Sweet Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee -- its pious platitudes are attempts to escape the problems of the real world.
MY addiction to media meant the highlight of my bank holiday weekend was Peter Murtagh's professional review of the papers on Marion Finucane's Sunday show. If you think this is the minimum for any media-based show, then you must be a normal person and not continually...
The most surreal spectacle in recent times was RTE presenter Joe Duffy, on €400,000-plus a year, promoting James Connolly as Ireland's Greatest.
They'll call me a coward if I return, but a hero if I fall.
Michael Casey, former chief economist of the Central Bank, shows the same Confucian wisdom as his hero TK Whitaker in his brilliant new book Ireland's Malaise, the Troubled Personality of the Irish Economy (Liffey Press) which banishes many myths and makes many sound suggestions.
Voltaire is one of my heroes. Last Wednesday, emboldened by President McAleese's support for the embattled Seanad, I took his advice to "stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; be bold, proclaim it everywhere".
DONAL Gilligan, who suddenly died last Sunday at the age of 46, was one of Ireland's finest cinematographers, whose credits included Omagh and Saving Private Ryan.
Brian Cowen is in the middle of the journey of his life. Like Dante in Seamus Heaney's version of the Inferno, he finds himself astray in a dark wood, where he has lost sight of the straight road. To find it he will have to figure out where he went wrong.
Last Wednesday, I put my three favourite CDs in the car player and took off for Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, with three aims: To coast on Tipperary's continuing celebrations, to visit my sister Breda McIntyre and to talk to Dr Anthony O'Halloran, author of The Dail in the 21st...
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