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  • Bonfire of the Presidential Inanities

    October 3, 2011 @ 12:16 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    That was the week that was! The last days before close of nominations were a mad scramble for Norris and Dana. Your humble blogging scribe was present at South Dublin County Council in Tallaght when Fine Gael and some Labour people voted down the Norris bid. (more…)

  • We Are Where We Are – But Where Are We?

    February 21, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There is a delicious moment of uncertainty before most general elections. The campaign is nearly over, the candidates and party workers are virtually exhausted and the die is almost cast.

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  • Willie? Won’t he? Resign? Gone at 9pm

    February 18, 2010 @ 10:22 pm | by Harry McGee

    The inevitable happened at 9 o’clock. The Taoiseach issued a statement saying he had accepted Willie’s resignation. It praised him for his contribution, made no reference really to the events that downed him. (more…)

  • Brian Lenihan interview

    January 4, 2010 @ 4:29 pm | by Harry McGee

    Anyone who listened to Brian Lenihan’s interview will be struck by his optimism and lack of self-pity in the face of such a grave and life-threatening condition. You can listen to Sean O’Rourke’s (adroitly handled) interview with him on RTE’s News at One here.

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