• August 22, 2017
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Articles by Mick O'Reilly

  • 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
  • Homeless and stateless, some are in a no man's land between Libya and Egypt
  • 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
  • The all-American hero
    Jul 28, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly,Foreign Correspondent
    The senior senator from Arizona and former Vietnam prisoner of war has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. As Barack Obama has noted, cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against
  • Sinn Fein’s way with words
    Jul 27, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    The peace process in Northern Ireland is being hijacked by a party that is insisting on equal-language rights for Gaelic — a language that’s spoken by few
  • Time is running out for a Brexit deal
    Jul 20, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Even though negotiations have just got underway, there are too many issues to be settled in the next 615 days
  • Cracks begin to show in EU27 unity
    Jul 13, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly
    Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are falling out with Brussels — and that’s the first bit of recent good news for Theresa May
  • 'Qatar sheltered 9/11 mastermind for years'
    Jul 10, 2017 Mick O'Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    If Doha had handed over Khalid Shaikh then the world would have been a better place, Clarke says
  • Canal vision
    Jul 07, 2017 By Mick O’ReillyForeign Correspondent
    With rents in London at sky-high prices, more renters are looking at living on London canals in narrowboats
  • Newsmaker: Kim Jong-un
    Jul 07, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    North Korean dictator is intent on developing a nuclear arsenal or provoking an unwinnable conflict with the US
  • Why public inquiries are a waste of time
    Jul 06, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    The British government has called an investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, but there is no point waiting for justice
  • Life and radicalism in Paris banlieues
    Jul 05, 2017 Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Poor housing, little work and a biased police force are facts of life for Arab youth
  • Meet the queen of Haloumi
    Jun 30, 2017 Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    A Syrian refugee has turned her acumen and a second-hand ice-cream machine into an award-winning UK dairy business
  • Canada is a beacon for refugees
    Jun 30, 2017 By Mick O’ReillyForeign Correspondent
    ‘I came to Canada in 1976 with $13 dollars in my pocket,’ says Moe Attalah