Irish Examiner

The Best Party – as published in The Irish Examiner 29th September 2010 (with some extras here)

As the Dail resumes Jonathan deBurca Butler discovers that disillusioned Icelanders have voted in a comedian Free towels for every spa, a polar bear for the city zoo and a drug free parliament by 2020. These are just some of the campaign promises that Iceland’s Besti Flokkurinn will now have to deliver on after their … Continue reading

Irish Examiner

Keep Going Sure It’s Grand – As published in The Irish Examiner (with an addition or two here)

November has arrived and the hour has gone back. It’s the month when the beauty of autumn’s falling leaves turns into slippery slush and the clouds hurtle apocalyptically through the sky. The gloomy weather is equalled only by the incessant downpour of economic doom. Any day now, we are relentlessly told, the IMF with the … Continue reading