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  • Roads and the Greens…..

    May 16, 2007 @ 6:36 pm | by Mark Hennessy

    Which road to build, and which to scrap? Trevor Sargent once more became tied up on the issue when he appeared on RTE’s Six One News tonight – partly because the party never managed to get its line straight before the election began (more…)

  • Never do an old trick twice…..

    @ 3:31 pm | by Mark Hennessy

    Oh dear….It seems that Michael McDowell’s attempt to repeat his 2002 “up the pole in Ranelagh” moment has backfired spectacularly in the last couple of hours. Shortly after noon, the PDs notified the media that “a significant political message” would be unveiled. (more…)

  • Bertie and Tony…..

    @ 1:38 pm | by Mark Hennessy

    Old friends are best, clearly. Bertie Ahern’s speech yesterday in Westminster
    was clearly both a proud moment for him, and for many of the Irish community in London present for the occasion. (more…)

  • Party political broadcasts do not have to be boring…..

    May 15, 2007 @ 12:30 pm | by Mark Hennessy

    For years, political parties have bored the good people of Ireland rigid with staid, wooden party political broadcasts that have sent viewers to boil the kettle, or search for the remote control. Up to today, little had changed. (more…)

  • Brian Cowen

    May 14, 2007 @ 3:48 pm | by Mark Hennessy

    Brian Cowen’s dominance of the Fianna Fail election campaign continues apace, following yet another strong performance in the Treasury Buildings this morning where he attacked Fine Gael and Labour’s spending plans.

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