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  • Rope a dope?

    June 17, 2009 @ 12:59 pm | by Harry McGee

    I am looking at Brian Cowen on the TV screen in the office, drudging through Taoiseach’s Questions. The Dáil this week has been like a burst balloon  or a wind without sails or an end-of-season clash between two mid-table teams.

    There has been a sense of tiredness – maybe it’s anti-climax – after the elections season and the emotion of the debate on the Ryan report. Nobody has whipped themselves into a froth of fury this week. There have been some more wringing of hands by parties (mainly the Greens) about the future and all the dreadful things that may be in store.

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  • Georgia on our minds

    August 19, 2008 @ 10:42 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    When you are in the vicinity of a hammer, try not to act like a nut. That’s probably the main lesson to be derived from the nasty little war between the Georgians and the Russians. (more…)

  • Busmen’s holidays

    August 8, 2008 @ 10:57 am | by Harry McGee

    We give out at length about politicians’ holidays (and justifiably so for mediocre backbenchers who should never have got beyond county council level).

    But spare a thought for Brian Cowen who is pictured today wearing a cheerful blue geansaí on his holidays in Ballyconneely in Connemara. (more…)


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