13. 8. 2022


It is difficult to say which is more dreadful: the prosecution and imprisonment of poor Micheal O Leidhin or the utter silence from the mainstream media following his conviction on bogus charges of sexual assault. There has been not a word of sympathy for this unfortunate wretch, whose greatest error was to have consensual sexual relations with a deeply insecure and neurotic woman of the kind  we would once have called a Mad Fucking Bitch. The punishment for this blunder […]

10. 8. 2022


The news that Madison County, North Carolina, will equip all its schools with breachers – door-busting equipment  –  and AR-15 rifles, the Armalites of IRA fame, is the dystopian fantasy of Donald Trump of last spring coming hideously to life even before summer’s end. A few days after the Uvalde massacre in Texas, he told the National Rifle Association AGM in Houston in that same state that every school in the USA should have a single point of entry, strong […]

3. 8. 2022


Five years ago this week, the scum of Irish life set about the destruction of my good name, my financial future and my mental well-being in the most savage lynching in the history of the media in  Ireland. The unrelenting orgy of hatred was psychotic in both its venom and its longevity – fully a month – and was precipitated by my public sacking by the Irish edition of The Sunday Times. The mob was too numerous to name individually, […]

25. 7. 2022


Bloody Friday, July 21 1972, when twenty-one IRA bombs killed nine people in Belfast and injured one hundred and thirty, many grievously and permanently, is one of the most important days in Irish history. However, what makes it important is not what happened that day, but what didn’t happen thereafter. What should have followed was a tidal wave of revulsion sweeping through nationalist Ireland, in its heartlands in the North and through all the fabric and the institutions of the […]

13. 6. 2022

The Decade of Centenaries: Game, Set and Match To The Provisional IRA

The Young May Moon, the anthem of the RIC, echoed with sombre gaiety through the Guards Chapel on the Mall upon the eve of the month of May. Those present were aware of the deep ignominy of the event, for we had just learnt that the Embassy was not represented there, and two Garda superintendents who had intended to wear their uniforms had just received direct orders from the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, not to do so. A month […]

6. 6. 2022

June 6th,1944: A Day to be Remembered For Ever

On June 6th, 2017, the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landings, as a pioneer journalist in the study of the Irish who served against the Third Reich, I made an address in Monkstown Church of Ireland Church in honour of the memory of the Irishmen and women of the allied forces in the Second World War. This is what I said. Each June, a pot of shamrock mysteriously appears in the cemetery in the little Normandy churchyard of Toufreville. It […]

17. 5. 2022

Defaming and Demonising Good Men As Usual

UDR Declassified  (Merrion) by Micheal Smith Review by Kevin Myers In his introduction to this wretched book, Colin Wallace, the former British army press officer in Lisburn quotes from an article in Hibernia magazine that appeared in 1975. By 1973, (Jim) Hanna had become the senior military commander for the UVF in Northern Ireland. He had become a close friend of Captains Anthony Ling and Anthony Box and Lieutenant Alan Homer, all of 39th Brigade at Lisburn, and a Timothy Golden who is […]

5. 11. 2021

Complete and Utter Cant

The mole-rat is a most extraordinary mammal. It lives underground and is almost completely blind and bald. It is cold-blooded so its body-temperature is the same as its surroundings. It feels no pain, can survive on tiny amounts of oxygen and can go backwards as fast as it goes forwards. Mole-rat communities feed their young with faecal pap, which is exactly what you think it is. The only human event that compares with a colony of these blind, shit-eating, backward-travelling, […]

13. 10. 2021

Behold, Our Very Own 32-County Paraguay!

No posts have appeared in this space for a while because I have become numb with horror. A catastrophic mood has taken hold of the Irish people. The only hope is that moods can change – but change can only happen when reason prevails, and ‘reason’ is now a barely evident quality in Irish life. This has usually moved in electoral cycles over the decades, but there are other cycles that are apparently driven by larger and darker forces. These […]

21. 9. 2021

No Dogs or Unionists or Constitution Either.

The constitutional crisis that is assailing Ireland today is because there is no constitutional crisis. The political classes and most of the media have refused to defend the Constitution against President Higgins’ gross interference with its intent and its integrity. In the process, he has deliberately insulted the Northern Unionists with his refusal to attend a church service in Armagh to commemorate a century of partition. Far from being a celebration of partition, as has been widely implied in the […]

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