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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…)

  • The Gift that Keeps on Giving

    August 26, 2011 @ 5:52 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Greetings to y’all. Just back from a summer “staycation” and rarin’ to blog. Need one say how desperately quiet the political news is at the moment? Except, that is, for the presidential election which is the gift that keeps on giving.

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  • Neither Capitalism nor Socialism but … what?

    July 10, 2009 @ 4:38 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    A friend of mine is fond of quoting the American humorist and commentator, the late H.L. Mencken, who said that, “If all the economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion”.

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    Bright Intelligent Fellow From Offaly meets Ban the Man (Photograph by Dara Mac Dónaill) (more…)

  • On the Road in Darkest Kilkenny

    May 27, 2009 @ 10:26 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Macra na Feirme, representing the young farming sector, did a laudable act of public service by organising a debate in Kilkenny last night between the candidates for the three European Parliament seats in the Ireland East (formerly Leinster) constituency.

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     Avril Doyle watches the votes being counted in the Ireland East constituency in 2004, when she narrowly won a second Fine Gael seat in Europe (Photograph: Cyril Byrne)

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  • Those Senators on the ‘Late Late Show’

    March 21, 2009 @ 12:57 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    People who couldn’t get through to RTE to complain about the Senators on the Late Late Show last night were ringing The Irish Times instead. It’s very hard to blame them. To watch the programme, click here (item is about one hour into the programme.)

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  • Who’s Behind the Conspiracy Theories?

    March 16, 2009 @ 11:01 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    When the world starts falling apart, the conspiracy theories flourish. It’s a source of comfort for the bewildered. Back in the 1930s there was a ready audience for wild and wonderful scenarios and nowadays public opinion is ready for some new ones. (more…)


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