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  • Sombre Jumping-Off Point

    July 31, 2010 @ 11:18 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Last March while covering the Taoiseach’s visit to California, I took time out of a fairly hectic schedule to pay a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It was my first time on the West Coast but the Bridge was well-known to me from movies, especially those of Clint Eastwood. (more…)

  • Best Political Film

    February 9, 2010 @ 9:30 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The issue of nation-building is an important one for any society seeking to overcome major problems such as racial division, economic collapse, class differences, etc., etc. (more…)

  • Up in the Polls and Up in the Air

    February 1, 2010 @ 12:05 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The latest Sunday Business Post poll as well as the last poll in The Irish Times show a modest revival in Fianna Fail’s standing with the public. Clearly they will be hoping to hang in for as long as possible and stave off the general election until they are in a position to win or at least emerge with only minimal damage. (more…)

  • The Politics of Clint Eastwood

    March 18, 2009 @ 10:43 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Is Clint Eastwood atoning for past sins? That’s the feeling I got after seeing his latest blockbuster, Gran Torino. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should do so. (more…)


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