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  • Neverending unrelenting misery… and a chink of wonder

    February 23, 2009 @ 9:32 pm | by Harry McGee

    The Secret of Kells

    Before the mini blog came into being, the verb “to twitter” belonged to two species: birds and broadcasters who fill in the 9am to 10am slot on Radio One.

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  • Brian Cowen and the Temple of Doom

    February 20, 2009 @ 9:12 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I was sitting practically nose-to-nose with Brian Cowen today at a press conference. Need I tell you that he looked sombre? (more…)

  • Who are the Anglo Irish Ten?

    February 17, 2009 @ 6:35 pm | by Harry McGee

    The unfolding drama of Anglo Irish Bank has dominated political debate in the Dáil today, with both main oppostion leaders, Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore, quizzing Cowen about it. (more…)

  • Celtic Tiger R.I.P.

    February 12, 2009 @ 1:05 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I’m looking for reasons to be cheerful in this recession and not finding too many. Not only is there no light at the end of the tunnel – there ain’t no darned tunnel. (more…)

  • Can Parliamentary Democracy Rescue Private Enterprise?

    February 9, 2009 @ 11:32 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Got an intriguing email from Padraig Yeates, formerly a colleague of mine on The Irish Times, now a press spokesman for the Siptu trade union. The heading was, “The Only Economist Who Got It Right”. Who could it be, I wondered? Morgan Kelly? Michael Casey? Paul Sweeney? (more…)


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