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  • If you’re explaining, you’re losing: the presidential campaign of 2011

    October 29, 2011 @ 10:50 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     

    What are your stand-out memories of the presidential election? (more…)

  • State of Play in Race for the Áras

    October 5, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The presidential campaign is proving to be a great distraction from the cutbacks and other tough measures in preparation as part of the forthcoming Budget. The Government must be delighted.

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  • Bonfire of the Presidential Inanities

    October 3, 2011 @ 12:16 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    That was the week that was! The last days before close of nominations were a mad scramble for Norris and Dana. Your humble blogging scribe was present at South Dublin County Council in Tallaght when Fine Gael and some Labour people voted down the Norris bid. (more…)

  • Showbiz politics in presidential race

    September 22, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The news that RTE’s presidential debate will be broadcast on the Late Late Show says it all – this is a showbiz election. That’s not necessarily a bad thing and it is even, in a way, heartening to think that a political race could have the same crowd-pulling power as The X Factor. (more…)

  • Great craic on the presidential hustings

    September 20, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Let’s hope this talk about reducing the presidential term to five years in the proposed Constitutional Convention is for real. The last presidential election was 14 years ago but the current one is very interesting or, if we broadsheet journos weren’t expected to be so snooty, I would say, “great craic”. (more…)

  • When will they ever learn?

    March 13, 2009 @ 10:42 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The worldwide reaction to the killings of the British soldiers and the Craigavon police officer has been very striking. One senses a deep international disappointment that a problem which seemed to have been resolved is now unravelling. (more…)

  • George Mitchell: Blessed are the peacemakers

    January 23, 2009 @ 11:46 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The appointment of  George Mitchell as President Obama’s new Middle East peace envoy has to be the first piece of good news about that troubled part of the world in a long, long time. (more…)


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