The world is changing quickly and it’s not all for the better.

Another year passes. And the world changes. From my teenage years when my father put a lock on the (old, Bakelite) ‘phone in the hall, to my own teenage daughter staring at her “mobile”* day in, day out. *(It’s not actually mobile. It’s portable. Sorry. I’m a pedant.) But in the past few years lots … Continue reading The world is changing quickly and it’s not all for the better.

A political career ended by three stupid, careless words.

I always hoped I’d be Taoiseach one day. There was so much I wanted to do. I would, for example, have installed a new system in the Dáil which, apart from anything else, would let us know to the second, how long each of our public representatives spent in the chamber. It would have been … Continue reading A political career ended by three stupid, careless words.