The Archive

Seeing what we look for?

The recent incident in which two brothers were arrested (and now released) after an early moring raid on their house interested me. Not only because it was a terrorist story which from the outset didn’t feel quite right but because the police had acted as a result of intelligence and surveillance.

25 years ago I […]

Presumed Guilty

A few decades ago the joke about justice was that an accused person was innocent until proved Irish. For Irish, now read “bullied parent”. The current child protection procedures and the proposed laws to penalise parents for their childrens’ bad behaviour provide a charter for child bullies. They can be as anti social as they […]