- 22 Nov 06
The fall of the Republican party in the US has been hailed as good news, but perhaps we should not be too optimistic about what the future holds as the Democrats prepare to take over Capitol Hill.
Those of you with a knowledge of the history of journalism in Ireland will know that over a century ago the editor of the Skibbereen Eagle earned himself eternal fame by warning the Tsar of Russia that the eagle had its eye on him. I’m sure the collapse of Tsarist Russia was greeted with a certain grim satisfaction in West Cork. He had been warned…