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  • Copenhagen

    December 16, 2009 @ 9:25 pm | by Harry McGee

    I’m not really sure what my expecations were coming to the global conference on climate change in Copenhagen but I know that today turned out to be nothing  like them, whatever they were! (more…)

  • Teachers’ and Doctors’ grievances – public service or self-service

    April 16, 2009 @ 11:06 am | by Harry McGee

    The ghost of Easters past. Politicians vamoosed for a fortnight or more. If they left the phones on, more likely than not you would hear the long continuous beep telling you they had accumulated a couple of air miles during their break.

    As a political hack, slim pickings awaited you. (more…)

  • A modest proposal

    February 26, 2009 @ 5:17 pm | by Harry McGee

    Two stories about blogs in the paper today! What’s gone wrong? Have we flipped?

    One is about the Obama’s web designer; the other about the blogger who was given the full-press treatment by Ryanair’s stormtroopers, who called him a lunatic among other things.It’s timely for this reason. (more…)

  • Opinion Poll

    February 13, 2009 @ 9:03 am | by Harry McGee

    I’m still reeling from the results of the opinion poll. It was jaw-dropping, eye-brow arching and whatever you are having yourself. Fianna Fail’s fall from grace has been more spectacular than any other government in this corner of the world, save for Iceland. (more…)

  • On the rebound

    February 6, 2009 @ 4:48 pm | by Harry McGee

    Brian Cowen has had a good few terrible weeks in the 35 weeks since he became leader (about 32 I’d say). But this has been a great week for him. Twice he has dispensed with the scripts he hates and spoken from notes and from the heart. And it has worked. (more…)

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