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  • The Feral Media

    November 19, 2009 @ 12:16 pm | by Harry McGee

    The phrase is Tony Blair’s and I love it. I came across it last night when reading a piece that the Labour MP for Sunderland (and former journalist of Birmingham 6 fame) Chris Mullin wrote for the Guardian. You can read the article in its entirety here.

    I know, I know. Before your fingers start thumping the keyboards in the Comment section,  I’ll be the first to admit that there was no better man for manipulating the British media than the sooon-to-be failed candidate for President of the European Council.

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  • Bull in a China-Shop

    October 9, 2009 @ 5:47 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The political demise of John O’Donoghue as Ceann Comhairle was like a Greek tragedy in its inevitability. He and his people were certainly victims of their own hubris. The public relations aspect was not well-handled, it has to be said.

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    The exit from the stage is that way (Photograph by Cyril Byrne)

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  • A Last Word on Lisbon

    October 5, 2009 @ 9:56 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There was a stark contrast between Dublin Castle last Saturday and the same place in June 2008, when the No side won the first Lisbon referendum. This time the place was like a morgue. Last time, photographers literally almost came to blows trying to take pictures of Gerry Adams and his colleagues in Sinn Féin.

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    Give us an aul’ smile, Brian (Photo by Alan Betson)

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  • Walking the plank, Greens preening on the banks, Cycling from the ranks.

    September 14, 2009 @ 12:00 pm | by Harry McGee

    John O’Donoghue

    John O’Donoghue’s statement is just out and I’ve read it and it’s long enough on volume but short enough on substance. Essentially, he refuses to engage on the subject of his travel expenses other than a half-apology at the end for some of those that ‘seemed’ high. There has been a strange silence from opposition parties about this, save for Aengus O Snodaigh and Paschal Donohoe.

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