Finian's rainbow goes up in smoke
Every now and then in the course of a columnist's career, they may find themselves writing or uttering something which would normally be completely anathema to them.
Here's mine - I think Finian McGrath is right.
That was probably harder for me to write than it was for you to read. After all, McGrath is one of those old Lefties who still adores Cuba. In fact, even when confronted with the catalogue of human rights abuses of the Castro regime, McGrath could only mumble that: Cuba has a "different kind of democracy to Ireland".