Thursday 19 October 2017

Finian's rainbow goes up in smoke

Debate over: Since the smoking ban in 2004, we've been subjected to dangerous levels of smug from non-smokers
Debate over: Since the smoking ban in 2004, we've been subjected to dangerous levels of smug from non-smokers
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

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".

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