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  • Politics podcast: May 31st

    May 31, 2011 @ 3:55 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    In this week’s politics podcast Harry McGee discusses wage reform and the possible introduction of water charges with Joan Collins from People Before Profit, Fianna Fáil Senator Daragh O’Brien and Labour Party TD Derek Nolan

     
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  • Land of Grattan, O’Connell and Tongue-Tied TDs

    May 30, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    This article appeared in the Opinion pages of the print edition of last Saturday’s Irish Times

    MANY OF us have had the experience of those sporting occasions where a few players are tossing a ball around at a practice session when somebody’s cousin arrives from out of town and turns in a stellar performance that leaves everyone gasping with admiration.

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  • Politics podcast: May 24th

    May 24, 2011 @ 6:06 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    In this week’s podcast Harry McGee, foreign editor Denis Staunton and Kieran McLoughlin of the Worldwide Ireland Funds assess the impact of the US president Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland.

     
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  • The Queen’s Speech

    May 17, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There seems to be general satisfaction in official circles with the first day of the visit by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. There were protests but no clear and present danger to the British monarch and her husband. The wreath-laying at the Garden of Remembrance went off smoothly, despite the clashes taking place nearby between Gardai and demonstrators.

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  • Courage and the Northern Troubles

    May 16, 2011 @ 11:28 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It is reported that some people who displayed “courage” in denouncing the IRA during the recent Troubles were miffed because they weren’t invited to any of the events surrounding the current British royal visit.

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  • Salmond in the Pink

    May 14, 2011 @ 2:39 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    An event took place last week that could have major implications for this island of ours. I refer to the virtual landslide secured by the Scots nationalists in the Holyrood elections.

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  • Politics podcast: May 10th

    May 10, 2011 @ 2:26 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    In this week’s podcast Mary Minihan looks at the likely candidates for the presidential election with David Cochrane from politics.ie

     
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  • Obama/Osama: What a Difference a Consonant Makes

    May 5, 2011 @ 10:34 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    So much has  been written and said about the gunning-down of Osama bin Laden that one is reluctant to “add a sum of more to that which hath too much”. It evoked the killling of various gangsters in the J.  Edgar Hoover days: Machine-Gun Dillinger perhaps. (more…)

  • Politics podcast: May 4th

    May 4, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    In this week’s podcast Éanna Ó Caollaí talks to Michael O’Regan about the Taoiseach’s nominations for the Seanad, Oireachtas reform and the upcoming presidential elections.

     
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