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  • Ó Cuív takes a vow of silence

    May 8, 2012 @ 7:35 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Does anyone remember one of Bertie Ahern’s better malapropisms, when he described some unsuccessful venture as a “damp squid”. One could not help being reminded of it this afternoon, listening to Éamon Ó Cuív expounding the reasons he is staying in Fianna Fail.

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  • Kenny Wears the Green Jersey to Brussels

    March 1, 2012 @ 8:46 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s been a while since the present writer was on assignment in Brussels. It takes a while to get back into the rhythm of the place. Happily I managed to find accommodation close to the EU complex of buildings and it is a blessing not to have to traipse all over town.

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  • Reshuffle – early verdict

    March 23, 2010 @ 7:00 pm | by Harry McGee

    I’ve written a piece of analysis for the online edition, which should be going up about now. Here is it (written slightly less informally than the blog).

    There was never even a remote possibility that today’s Cabinet reshuffle would emulate Albert Reynolds’s sacking of eight Ministers when he became Taoiseach in 1992.

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  • To Hell rather than Connaught

    May 8, 2009 @ 2:12 pm | by Harry McGee

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    Fianna Fáil’s woes have been compounded by the mess in North-West.

    Fine Gael’s major delay in announcing a candidate for Dublin South looked like a dodgy strategy for a long time, leaving the field open to Senator Alex White, Labour’s very plausible candidate.

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  • Sectarianism and the Commonwealth

    March 27, 2009 @ 10:57 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The old debate about this State rejoining the Commonwealth has started off again. I have already stated my view that, if it were necessary for complete and final reconciliation on this island, it would be worth considering. (more…)


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