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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: My advice to parents worried about their children’s homeschooling: Chill

SO – how’s your lockdown going? Assuming you’re not one of those brave men and women who are out there working as shop assistants, check-out people, food-supply drivers, health workers of all kinds. The rest of us are at home, on our own or with our partner or with our family. And it has been […]

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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: Lectures from Leo on food bank photo-ops should be taken with pinch of salt

Thank you Johnny a great video put together. Showing how our Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey was well received within Strabane today 👏👏 Posted by Michaela Boyle on Friday, 15 May 2020 SO, should Sinn Féin ministers in the north  have posted images of themselves delivering food parcels to vulnerable and elderly people? Well, no, not if […]

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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: Post-Coronavirus we won’t know ourselves

With signs that Covid-19 may have peaked, there is agitation in many quarters about opening up society and the economy again. When they do, will we be able to cope with what will confront us? There are a number of things we’ll have to get used to. One is being poorer. Some people, of course, […]

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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: Ireland will have to work as one to get out of this death-pit

I WAS talking to a former journalist the other day (of course it was a  virtual conversation, Virginia) and he said he’d been out for a short walk, in the course of which a man had passed him, rolled his eyes and  asked, “Don’t you miss Brexit?” You could see the man’s point. There was […]

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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: In matters of life and death, let’s have the truth

One day it will  be over but for now just accept it – it’s a mess! WHEN you’ve got a huge threat like the Coronavirus, which respects no border and no social rank, there’s a temptation to throw up the hands and say, “It’s a mess. One day it’ll be over but for now let’s […]

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Fine Gael making strange overtures to Sinn Féin

  NO Sunday morning is ever complete without an extended browse through the (electronic) pages of my second-favourite Irish news organ, The Sindo. I always find something that encourages me to think further on a given topic; often (but not always) the pen of Eilis O’Hanlon or (more recently) Mairia Cahill will gently lead me […]

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