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Back to the Future of Europe

Pat Coyle looks back on the ‘Future of Europe’ conferences in All Hallows and in her beloved Croke Park last week, and on John Dardis’ call for Irish people to look outwards in the European debate. The weather forecast was rain in the morning followed by bright spells in the after noon. It turned out to be a lovely ‘bright ...

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Rooting for Matt

Barney McGuckian recounts his valiant but failed attempt to convince ‘Gerry Ryan Show’ listeners to vote for Matt Talbot as Ireland’s favourite saint. Late in October, Evelyn from the Gerry Ryan Radio Show phoned. “We are looking for Ireland’s favourite saint. Will you “root” for Matt Talbot?” I was game for anything if it promoted Matt’s cause. “The Saint in ...

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