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Ian Paisley, a firebrand Unionist who made peace late in life

CS Monitor, September 12, 2014 Ian Paisley in the EU parliament once shouted at Pope John Paul II, ‘I denounce you as the anti-Christ.’ But he later toned done his hatred for Catholics, even working with former members of the IRA. He died today. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent

Arthur’s Day binges aside, it is time to tell the sober truth

Sunday Independent, July 6, 2014 Inflating the status of alcoholism and calling three drinks a binge helps 
absolutely no one, says Jason Walsh

Un-writing history: The ‘right’ to be forgotten

VoxEurop, June 10, 2014 Jason Walsh Google has announced it has taken steps to comply with the EU’s freshly minted ‘right to be forgotten’. Is this a cause for celebration or are history and truth under threat?

Has Europe turned fascist, really?

VoxEurop (formerly PressEurop), May 29, 2014 Europe has voted for fascists. It’s the end of the world as we know it—except it’s not. Jason Walsh

‘Yes, officer, both those passports are mine’

NSFW Corp, June 20, 2013 By Jason Walsh World leaders came to Northern Ireland to discuss tax, transparency and trade. Instead they had an argument about Syria and even the usual anti-globalization protesters couldn’t be bothered paying any attention to them.

The ear of the storm

NSFW Corp, June 13, 2013 By Jason Walsh Former tech contractor to the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden, dropped a bombshell this week by exposing, via Guardian blogger Glenn Greenwald, details of a massive US government snooping program called PRISM.

Zero Marx

NSFW Corp, June 5, 2013 By Jason Walsh This past weekend in London a group of radicals met to plot the overthrow of the government, business, patriarchy and just about everything else. How do I know? Alas, dear reader, I didn’t find out about it in time, so I wasn’t able to infiltrate this shadowy cell [...]

Tax-free radicals

NSFW Corp, May 31, 2013 By Jason Walsh Thanks to one little bipartisan Senate committee hearing, Ireland’s fiscal policy has become headline news across the globe.

All the cool kids are doing it—making money

NSFW Corp, May 22, 2013 By Jason Walsh Years and years ago, as a kid, I used to listen to short wave radio. It was a fantastic way to hear top-notch news reporting from the BBC World Service, Radio Netherlands and my future employer The Christian Science Monitor, but that’s not why I was listening. [...]

Ireland legalizes abortion, makes it impossible

NSFW Corp, May 8, 2013 By Jason Walsh I’ve been writing about abortion law in Ireland, on and off, for almost a decade now. You’d think there’s not much to write about in a country that effectively forbids abortion in both of its states (the independent Republic of Ireland and British-controlled Northern Ireland). Of course [...]