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  • Who Says Bankers Can’t Be Entertaining?

    March 15, 2012 @ 6:18 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There’s no shortage of drama in Irish politics these days. Sometimes it descends into farce, as in the sequence of events at the Finance Committee last night. Read my colleague Mary Minihan’s report here.

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  • Have they gone ‘star’ staring bonkers?

    March 8, 2012 @ 11:53 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The silly season normally waits until the dog-days of August but it has come early this year. Incredibly, the main government party was planning a self-congratulatory event today in Merrion Square Park, close to Leinster House, to mark 12 months in government.

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  • Huntin’, Shootin’ and Fishin’

    April 16, 2010 @ 10:16 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    That was a lively debate on Prime Time last night between Trevor Sargent of the Greens and Liam Cahill on behalf of Rural Ireland Says Enough (Rise!). One got the feeling it wasn’t the first time these two had crossed swords.  (more…)

  • Mattie McGrath and the spirit of 1968

    February 3, 2010 @ 10:50 am | by Harry McGee

    Fianna Fail’s claim as the great catch-all party can in a sense be personified by the two honourable members for Tipperary South.

    I don’t think there is any other constituency where the contrast between party colleagues is more glaring.

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