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  • ‘May you live in interesting times’ (Chinese curse)

    November 28, 2011 @ 9:40 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The level of pre-Budget speculation is greater than ever and this can be attributed to two things. Firstly, kites are being flown about the dreadful things ministers might have to do, if they are pushed too far. A speech to your parliamentary party is a good vehicle in this regard, because it is bound to be leaked afterwards to the media. (more…)

  • Sporting Antidote to Gloom and Doom

    September 5, 2010 @ 10:02 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Your humble scribe was fortunate to be among the 82,000 attendance at today’s thrilling All-Ireland Hurling Final where Tipperary overcame Kilkenny despite the latter’s hopes of making it five Liam McCarthy titles in a row.

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  • If it worked for Bertie…

    November 12, 2009 @ 5:21 pm | by Harry McGee
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    Fianna Fail have recently started doing these video diaries, showcasing the musings of Brian Cowen on the economy, Europe…. and Ireland’s chances against France in Croke Park on Saturday night. (more…)

  • Thirsty Work

    August 18, 2009 @ 8:13 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Getting back into blog mode after a wee holiday, may I advert to a subject far removed from politics? Any time I attend a GAA match at Croke Park I am struck by the number of water-carriers who invade the pitch at every opportunity.

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    The Bert at Croker: maybe he knows the answer? (Photograph by Alan Betson)

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