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  • Cullen – more stumbling through valleys than scaling high mountains?

    March 9, 2010 @ 12:10 pm | by Harry McGee

    Martin Cullen quoted Woodrow Wilson when announcing his resignation last nigh (Richard Nixon also liked the phrase and possibly made it more famous): “Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”


  • Martin Cullen, ex-minister, ex-TD

    March 8, 2010 @ 7:57 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Take a look at this press statement just issued by the Government Information Service. Martin Cullen has resigned, not just as Arts Minister, but as a TD. This presumably means a Waterford by-election. Interesting times indeed!

  • Privacy in the Age of 24/7 News

    January 29, 2010 @ 11:02 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Privacy is becoming more and  more of an issue in these days of 24/7 news and tabloid (or even “broadloid”) intrusiveness. We have had two controversies aired in recent days: the shielding of a witness in a murder trial and the travails of Government minster Martin Cullen. (more…)

  • An unremarkable recovery and a remarkable outburst

    January 22, 2010 @ 11:49 am | by Harry McGee


    A little more on the poll. I don’t know if the word stoic can be transferred to a political body. But in a sense all the political parties have remained stoic in the face of all the dramatic events of the past four months. The swings up and down are all within the margin of error. (more…)

  • Playing hardball and boxing clever

    September 24, 2008 @ 12:00 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s shaping up to be a lively Dáil session when the TDs reassemble at Teach Laighean this morning and already there is a fairly decent story for the journos to get their teeth into. Fine Gael wanted an emergency debate on the economy, the Government said No, now FG are refusing to give pairings to FF ministers jetting off to the UN and sundry other destinations. (more…)

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