Maurice Neill

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The real Robert Burns

THE New Year would not be the same without a song and a dram or two in memory of the...

A peculiarly British institution

THE Royal Christmas Message is a peculiarly British institution. It was first proposed by Scotsman John Reith, the father of...

A time to respect the fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years...

How I married an alien

IDENTITY is a touchy issue on this island where nationalities overlap and sometimes clash. Thanks to the Good Friday Agreement...

Smith forges ahead at the Castle

JULIAN Smith had hardly got his feet under the table as Northern Ireland’s new Secretary of State before he put...

The Wicked Month

AUGUST is a wicked month, according to Edna O’Brien. The Irish summer comes to a sultry climax with a host...

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