The attack by Hamas terrorists on settlement camps in Israel a few weeks ago was truly barbaric. The taking of women and children into Gaza as hostages is unjustifiable and shocking. But what Israel is doing now in bombing Gaza goes beyond self-defence. The images on television nightly are shocking and stomach churning. Last night… Continue reading What Israel is doing now is unconscionable
The riots last week in Dublin arising from the stabbing incident in a primary school seems to have established a limit or watershed of tolerance for the insidious hate of the far right who have been emboldened in the last 12 months by inaction against their hate speech and actions. We have all seen the… Continue reading Will a new Garda approach to the far right endure beyond Christmas shopping season?
Imagine holding a 9-year-old girl as a hostage. Don’t worry about why or the cause of the hostage taking or the conflict for the moment. Think about a 9-year-old girl being held hostage. A 9-year-old Irish-Israeli girl. And the side that is holding her hostage has a tremendous amount of support in Ireland, if Palestinian… Continue reading Imagine holding a 9 year old girl hostage
I published a video yesterday on my YouTube channel, “Is the legal system in Ireland corrupt?” and it has generated a tremendous amount of comment. Much of the comment I would disagree with, to different degrees. And I would expect that many of the opinions with which I might agree have not been published, simply… Continue reading Is the legal system in Ireland corrupt?
When you publish a lot of content on social media, as I do, it is inevitable that certain individuals will publish comments that are insulting, inappropriate, degrading etc. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction deleting such comments or simply blocking the person. I have no problem with a commenter expressing a different opinion… Continue reading The deep satisfaction in deleting offensive comments
I am often contacted by students of law looking for part time work or to get into the office as an intern. This is perfectly understandable as the student wants to see what a law office is really like and make the connection between their studies and the law in practice. I have limited enough… Continue reading Thanks for your kindness-a powerful act
I was at an expensive restaurant in the last few days and was greatly looking forward to it. However, I was disappointed. Not so much by the food but the menu which I viewed as extremely limited. As if they knew best as to what I should be eating. The main course comprised four choices:… Continue reading You’ll eat this, we know best
I’ve just finished watching a three-season series on Netflix about the drug scene in London, “Top Boy”. I would not be a big watcher of Netflix but I gave this one a chance because I had read something positive about it online. And I am glad I did for it was excellent and I would… Continue reading “Top Boy”-highly recommended series about the drug scene in London
Donald Trump’s obvious contempt for the Judge, court and entire legal system is on open display in his New York civil fraud case. And if you are not sure or fail to see it you will see him coming out at intervals and telling the waiting journalists that the prosecution should never have been brought… Continue reading Trump’s obvious contempt for the legal system should cause genuine fear
I am heading to Dublin this evening after work to attend a school reunion. My class, the class who did the leaving cert in 1980, have not met for the last 43 years. So this will be interesting. I am looking forward to it but there is a certain element of nervousness about the prospect.… Continue reading School reunion-the class of 1980