Maurice Neill

Maurice's Blogs

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...

No petty people

THE Irish Republic is cautiously commemorating the revolutionary period of 1916-1922. It is a painful subject which has the potential...

Going to the dogs for generations

THE sports pages tell me greyhound racing will now start at 8.15am in Ireland to facilitate online gamblers in Britain....

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