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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: Peace roses will bloom again

WHERE I lived growing up in Dublin was pretty diverse. It had been a thriving Jewish area, with a synagogue, a Kosher butchers and bakery and a Jewish school, which I attended. Around the corner lived Miss Bernstein, who lived in a gorgeous little house, first with her companion, and then on her own. Miss […]

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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: The unspoken public discourse rule: your dead are fair game, but never ours!

Click link above to listen to Andrée AT the weekend there were two Twitter exchanges that were worth noting for unspoken rules regarding public conduct. The first occurred on the anniversary of the killings at Loughgall in 1988. Those SAS extra-judicial killings and ambush are viewed very differently across our community spectrum, but at the […]

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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: Data dilemma as Covid-19 Apps are rolled out

IT is two years since information-harvesting and sharing for commercial and political purpose by internet giants was exposed. Sadly, the scandal caused barely a ripple and did not change online behaviours, despite the evidence. Oxford University research found in 2018 that Facebook receives third-party data from 43 per cent of apps, Twitter 34 per cent, […]

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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: Don’t mention the words ‘New Normal’ to me

Click above to listen to Andrée I hate the term ‘New Normal’. The first time I heard it was when I was coming to terms with the diagnosis of a brain tumour. The words grated with me. I’ve never managed to overcome that antipathy. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I hear it multiple times a day […]

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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: All-island approach to Covid-19 best way to ensure children share Christmas with grandparents

THOSE of us advocating a unified Ireland know any meaningful discussion involves the Health Service on the island. Discussions on health stem from those living in the north seeing universal, free health care as a plus and will be very up front in not wanting to lose it. It is worth noting that our health […]

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OPINION – Andrée Murphy: An Easter like no other, but there will be other days to remember

Click on audio file above to hear Andrée Murphy read this week’s column.   AS this Coronavirus takes hold and the weather warms up it feels like a terrible thing that this will be an Easter like no other. But hold on. Actually? In some senses it will be a bit like most Easters were […]

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