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George Morrison
July 28, 2009

The Body in the Boot

It was this week that Ngema, a South African illegal immigrant, was sentenced in the High Court in Edinburgh for the abduction of a fellow country woman Magdeline Makola (38). Ngema barely knew his victim whom he beat up, blindfolded and bound hand and foot, taping her mouth so she could not call out. He […]

July 18, 2009

Snips

“An Bord Snip Nua” has spoken! Apparently we cannot continue to borrow €400 million a week indefinitely! The Report deals with reality. Our Celtic tiger is dead and her cubs are running for court protection from overseas lenders. Our own banks, paralysed by debts and supported by the government’s life-line, can only hope and pray […]

July 11, 2009

John Calvin

The 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth on Friday has added to the recent focus there has been on the teachings that bear his name. His theological writings, especially his seminal work “Institutes of the Christian Religion” have majorly impacted on the course of church history to this day. Calvin’s thought exerted considerable influence over the […]

June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael was a performer whose musicianship and agility put him in a class of his own. Self-styled the “King of Pop” he broke many records and created many incidents in a life hounded by the media. Even his death last Thursday is shrouded in intrigue. His professional career started at age 11 with other members […]

June 20, 2009

Just the Ticket

The age-old dilemma of what to do when you find something valuable got some publicity this week when a winning lottery ticket was left behind in the shop where it was sold. “Finders keepers, Losers weepers!” – is the children’s version of morality but would it become the adult’s version also if the ticket is […]

June 13, 2009

Corpus Christi

The effect of a church calendar is to bring into prominence certain events of a religious nature on an annual basis. Tomorrow, the feast of the body of Christ will be celebrated in many places throughout the land. In some countries much festivity attends the procession which always has as its focal point the Eucharist. […]

May 29, 2009

Dunlop – Prisoner No. 58240

In a week of continuing bad news, Mother Ireland made some attempt to clean the filth from her garments. Justice was a long time in coming since the first evidence of bribery came to light in 1992. On Wednesday the press made much of Frank Dunlop’s arrival at Court for sentencing in a silver Mercedes […]

May 25, 2009

Child Abuse Report 23rd May 2009

The Commission took 9 years to compile its 2,600 page report on child abuse in institutions run by the Catholic Church. It has been a glimmer of light for those who were disbelieved, ignored and discarded by Church and State. The victims had learned to live off crumbs of comfort, the omission of a daily […]

May 22, 2009

Logos Hope

The raised arch of the East link bridge over the river Liffey was only just wide enough to permit the new Samuel Beckett Bridge, built in Holland, to sail in on its barge. The new bridge, which is in the shape of a harp, has been designed to span the river linking the docklands area […]

May 9, 2009

Endgame for Apartheid

When BBC TV4 screened “Endgame” last Monday it came with the citations of Bafta and Emmy awards but nothing could have prepared us for the gripping intensity of the drama that was to follow. The action takes place when civil war seemed inevitable in South Africa, between the Afrikaners and the African National Congress, over […]

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