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  • The Other side of the Water

    January 6, 2010 @ 1:43 pm | by Harry McGee

    Here’s a trick for a journalist like me who’s stuck for an intro. You can always find a simple and obvious comparison. For example, if you’re talking about Irish politics the easiest thing to do is have a look across the water and say, God, what’s happening over there is happening here too, or is just about to happen (expenses scandals; three wins on the trot for Bertie’s bestest friend in the world Tonee Blair).

    And to make it look like your really clever, you can use that most-frayed of quotes from Don Scottus: All comparisons are odious. To excuse the odious comparison that you have made.

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  • Is Cowen really straight out of Nob Nation?

    January 24, 2009 @ 1:06 pm | by Harry McGee

    Mark Hennessy’s assessment on Cowen this morning is great stuff (here’s the link but don’t dare click it till you reach the end!)

    It raises a number of pertinent and searching questions about  Cowen’s style of leadership that have been touched on here and elsewhere. In the broadest sense they are: (more…)

  • Lost in Translation

    January 14, 2009 @ 5:52 pm | by Harry McGee

     I wish I had come up with that juicy little expression to describe the lather over the International Monetary Fund today. (more…)


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