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Friday 11 August, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'I've had enough. We need a campaign for our brothers and sisters disabled by our State'

Is Leo Varadkar – Taoiseach for those who “get up early in the morning” – prepared to vindicate the rights of early risers like my son, asks Tom Clonan.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

Why has the terrorism threat level not been raised here?

There are moves afoot that show increased security here and Taoiseach Varadkar needs to further strengthen our hand.

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Tom Clonan: We need to talk about how unprepared we are for a terror attack

“In the new reality, the ordinary police on duty, or Gardai, will be required to close down such attacks.”

Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Tom Clonan: Noirín O'Sullivan's performance in recent days is simply not credible

The only response to this appalling breach of trust is for those in charge to consider their positions, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

Saturday 11 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: Ireland never rewards whistleblowers like Maurice McCabe and me - it punishes us

Ireland treats whistleblowers differently to most other countries – as I found out, writes Dr Tom Clontan.

Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Tom Clonan: After a bloody year, all signs suggest 2017 will bring more of these lone wolf terror attacks

The tragedy in all of this is the plight of millions of Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'

Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.

Thursday 10 November, 2016

Opinion: What can we expect from President Trump's defence policy? Working with Putin, for a start

President Trump will be confronted by a wide range of long-standing security and terror threats, writes Tom Clonan.

Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Opinion: Ireland has no real plan to deal with the law and order vacuum we're facing on Friday

The garda strike poses risks to ordinary citizens and businesses, as well as to Ireland’s reputation, writes Tom Clonan.

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Tom Clonan: 2016 has become the year of the lone wolf attack carried out by angry young men

Unless we address the issues of gun control, male violence, rage and alienation, we will see more and more lone wolf attacks, writes Tom Clonan.

Friday 26 August, 2016

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode

Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Invisible police and invisible politicians are the roots of Dublin's narco terror violence

During the Troubles, when TDs, Ministers and Judges were potential targets for attack the garda/army response was properly resourced and led, writes Tom Clonan.

Sunday 24 April, 2016

Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body

Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.

Monday 16 December, 2013

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.