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  • A note on the fine balance between criticism and a whinge

    January 12, 2010 @ 12:41 pm | by Harry McGee

    There was a lovely sentence in John Waters column last week (read the whole article here) that really caught my eye. He was extolling the virtues of Radio 4 by means of moaning about the consant moaning we hear on RTE (and in most of the newspapers).

    Here’s the snatch of column that I liked:


  • Fine Gael and Labour – a parting of the ways?

    May 12, 2009 @ 6:55 pm | by Harry McGee

    1. Statement issued by Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton this afternoon (first few paragraphs):

    “Neither nationalisation nor NAMA – FG is only Party that will protect
    taxpayers’ interests and get lending going again – Bruton


  • 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…)

  • Cherishing all the children of the nation equally

    December 2, 2008 @ 10:33 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The row between the teachers’ unions and Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe has overshadowed the issue of third-level college fees. These were removed by the Rainbow Coalition in 1996 when Labour’s Niamh Bhreathnach had that portfolio. (more…)

  • Pee Dee or not Pee Dee, that is the question

    September 15, 2008 @ 11:30 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Bigger parties must wonder what they have to do to get the media attention that is lavished on the Progressive Democrats. Probably the reason is that the PDs were different: not a catch-all party that stood for anything and everything but a radical party of the right. (more…)

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