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  • Politics podcast: July 21st

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:48 pm | by Mary Minihan

    In this week’s Politics podcast, Mary Minihan talks with Labour Party TD Joanna Tuffy, Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue about the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll data, Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s speech on the Cloyne Report and the race for the Áras.

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  • Getting Casual Dáil Dressers by the Collar

    July 18, 2011 @ 11:32 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The issue of a dress-code for TDs has been occupying minds of late. Should Ming and Mick and Richard Boyd Barrett wear a “tailored jacket and collared shirt” in the House? For media coverage, see here and also this piece. No doubt there is a wide variety of opinions in the Blogosphere …

  • Politics podcast: July 14th

    July 14, 2011 @ 12:44 pm | by Harry McGee

    In this week’s podcast I talk to Limerick city and county TDs Kieran O’Donnell (FG) and Niall Collins (FF) about election promises, rating agencies and the Dáil dress code.

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  • Left-Right Politics at Last?

    July 10, 2011 @ 12:15 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It is being put about that blogging is already outmoded. Twitter is the new black! Certainly after – what, two years now, or is three? – I can say that the blogosphere has its plusses and minuses. There are some highly-intelligent and thoughtful respondents but then there are others who make you wonder if  responding to blog-posts is a substitute for the basket-weaving therapy of old. In any case, I have been busy with work for the print edition in the past while and did not get a chance to post anything. Here’s an analysis-piece from yesterday’s paper: politely-expressed comment and disagreement most welcome! (more…)

  • Politics podcast: July 7th

    July 7, 2011 @ 12:51 pm | by Harry McGee

    In this week’s politics podcast I’m joined by newly-elected TDs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (Lab), Áine Collins (FG) and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (SF) where we discuss the health service and the battles the Government faces ahead of Budget 2012.

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  • Eaten bread is soon forgotten…

    July 5, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | by Harry McGee

    Michael Noonan  gave a fascinating interview to RTE’s economic correspondent Sean Whelan on its website  (available here) yesterday when he set down a few markers for what to expect later on this year.


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