Author Archives: Sebastián Tyrrell

What a Jeremy Hunt …

The British government has just appointed someone who appears to be functionally illiterate as far as the sciences are concerned as Health Secretary. The author of the MotePrime blog, Sean Ellis, took him up on his support for an Early Day motion in the British … Continue reading

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Voices raised in song …

Especially this summer I have found myself often having to explain why I self-identify as Irish rather than English. After all, England is the country in which I was born and educated, and where I lived until I was in … Continue reading

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Setting the scene … debating on our own terms.

Considering we live in a world with unprecedented scope for independent media, it never ceases to amaze me how lazy the conventional media can be in its interpretations. I am picking on the Guardian here not because they are the … Continue reading

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Be honest to godlessness – let’s get the census right

http://www.facebook.com/HonestToGodless?v=wall This is important. The census figures are used to justify extensive – and many of us believe out of proportion to the real numbers – involvement of religious organisations in all aspects of Irish life from education to healthcare … Continue reading

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So this is turmoil, is it?

When does a tiny fluctuation in currency rates become a symptom of a crisis? When there’s an extra couple of column inches to fill. Continue reading

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Thursday 3rd March

Here in Ireland coalition talks are progressing slowly we are told, and the news from government buildings is that the situation is worse than they had thought. This good news for coalition building, it means the framework of excuses for … Continue reading

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