• September 23, 2017
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Articles by Mick O'Reilly

  • Reasons to smile all-round in Norway
    Sep 21, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    The country re-elected its prime minister, has a trillion dollars stashed away for rainy days — and Norwegians are the happiest in the world
  • Merkel on course for fourth term
    Sep 20, 2017 Mick O'Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    The only question to be resolved in Sunday’s Germany election is who will be her coalition partner
  • Merkel’s achievements
    Sep 20, 2017 Mick O'Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Considered now to be the leader of Europe, on the global stage she is seen as a prudent voice
  • The chancellors of Germany
    Sep 20, 2017 Mick O'Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    There have been nine Chancellors of Germany since 1949
  • Homeless and stateless, some are in a no man's land between Libya and Egypt
  • Taking over the world, one iPhone at a time
    Sep 15, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    You have to admire Apple for the way it manages to keep customers loyal to the brand and turn mobile phones into a way of life
  • The Roman ruins of modern Italy
    Sep 14, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    With its finances in disarray, its infrastructure crumbling, and Rome’s public services in a mess, it is no wonder Italians are remembering Mussolini with fondness
  • An island of saints, scholars and shaikhs
    Sep 14, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Special to Weekend Review
    By 2031, Islam will likely be Ireland’s second-largest religion, thanks to the pioneering role played by Dubai’s Al Maktoum Foundation
  • Suu Kyi on Rohingya: How Nobel is that?
    Sep 08, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly Foreign Correspondent
    Myanmar leader has lost her conscience and principles when it comes to the horrors being inflicted now on the Rohingya
  • A Merkel win, but at what cost?
    Sep 07, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    History is set to repeat itself in Germany with the chancellor’s imminent re-election later this month
  • Las Vegas, in the hills of Donegal
    Aug 31, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    May’s plan for the post-Brexit border with the Republic of Ireland reads like Alice in Wonderland
  • The scars that divide Spain
    Aug 24, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Special to Gulf News
    The blood on the pavement is Barcelona hadn’t dried before Catalan separatists were making the case for their illegal independence referendum
  • Abdul Redha: The finest lines of humour
    Aug 18, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    The acclaimed Kuwaiti actor had a rare ability to make every Arab laugh — and he did so in bundles and when they needed it the most
  • Why a Merkel win looks predictable
    Aug 17, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Germans seem set to elect her to a fourth term as chancellor on September 24 — and we all should be grateful for that
  • The natives are revolting
    Aug 10, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    In Spain and Italy, left-wing agitators are targeting visitors as part of a growing phenomenon of ‘touristophobia’, but they should instead be targeting politicians to provide affordable housing
  • Brexit: Lost in transition
    Aug 03, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Don’t believe for one minute that the British will get a three-year transition period to leave the European Union once March 2019 rolls around