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  • Welcome to the Age of Uncertainty

    May 17, 2012 @ 5:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    They say you can’t compare opinion polls from different companies but I’m never exactly sure why and people will do so anyway. Thus it is comforting for the Yes side that today’s Millward Brown Lansdowne figures in the Irish Independent show  37% saying they will vote for the Fiscal Treaty as compared to 24% who are opposed.

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  • Reshuffle – early verdict

    March 23, 2010 @ 7:00 pm | by Harry McGee

    I’ve written a piece of analysis for the online edition, which should be going up about now. Here is it (written slightly less informally than the blog).

    There was never even a remote possibility that today’s Cabinet reshuffle would emulate Albert Reynolds’s sacking of eight Ministers when he became Taoiseach in 1992.

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  • Democracy and Economics

    March 31, 2009 @ 10:02 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The reason Ireland’s credit-rating has gone down is largely to do with the guarantee to the banks and the fact that we really couldn’t meet the debt if they all collapsed at once. That’s my reading of what the analyst from the Standard & Poor’s ratings agency said on radio this morning. (more…)

  • The Biggest Talking Point of the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis is…

    March 3, 2009 @ 3:49 pm | by Harry McGee

    …No, not Brian Cowen’s speech. Or even Noel Dempsey’s sulphuric warm-up act. Or Mary Hanafin’s impressive act. Or the worrying age profile. Or the subdued atmosphere. Or the extraordinary profile given to Dublin City Council candidate Averill Power over the course of the weekend. No it is this… (more…)


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