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Sunday 24 June, 2018

'I’ve always hated the term 'the UK'. I find it an insult to me as an Irish person'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I’ve always hated the term 'the UK'. I find it an insult to me as an Irish person'

Jun 24th 2018, 8:45 AM 179,707 Views 297 Comments

So will you have a little think about that cute little teddy bear island that you call home and think of what those little letters really imply, writes Michael Fortune.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'
# Column
# Column

'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'

Mar 18th 2018, 9:45 AM 377,366 Views 255 Comments

I don’t want us to wake up in 20 years all sounding like we’re living in some middle-class suburb of Dublin, writes Michael Fortune.

Friday 8 December, 2017

Opinion: 'I find Christmas so false. It’s all veneer, folks'
# Consumerism
# Consumerism

Opinion: 'I find Christmas so false. It’s all veneer, folks'

Dec 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,482 Views 103 Comments

Nearly everything about it is imported and constructed, writes Michael Fortune.

Monday 30 October, 2017

'Only for Hallowe’en surviving in America, it probably would have died out here'
# Column
# Column

'Only for Hallowe’en surviving in America, it probably would have died out here'

Oct 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,556 Views 53 Comments

We have an underlying lack of confidence in Ireland and continually throw the baby out with the bathwater, writes Michael Fortune.

Saturday 12 August, 2017

'I won't defend Danny Healy-Rae's politics but I will defend personal belief in fairies'
# Away With The Fairies
# Away With The Fairies

'I won't defend Danny Healy-Rae's politics but I will defend personal belief in fairies'

Aug 12th 2017, 8:30 AM 18,550 Views 107 Comments

There’s not a village in the country that doesn’t have these fairy stories, writes Michael Fortune.