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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…)

  • George, Deirdre, Willie, now Trevor: Who’s Next?

    February 23, 2010 @ 7:03 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s reminiscent of Pegeen Mike’s wan speech at the end of the Synge’s masterpiece: “I’ve lost him surely, I’ve lost my only playboy of the western world.” Trevor is gone! Hard to believe. (more…)

  • Long Night of the Soul for the Greens

    June 7, 2009 @ 10:55 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Not easy to find time for th’oul blog when you’re busy covering a rapidly-changing story for the paper. I’m currently languishing between the first and second count results for Ireland East, so it seemed a good time to “post”.


    The Greens in happier times (from left:) John Gormley, Patricia McKenna (now Independent) and Trevor Sargent
  • Preparing for another ‘Neverendum’

    December 13, 2008 @ 11:13 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    So we’re officially on the road to a second Lisbon referendum. It’s been the worst-kept secret in Irish politics since, well, the counting of the votes last June. The best chance this time around is that the recession will, let’s not shilly-shally here, frighten people into voting Yes.   (more…)

  • Smiling through the Recession

    October 29, 2008 @ 10:19 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    With a few hours to kill in Paris on my way home from covering the Taoiseach’s visit to Beijing, I did one of those “Things To Do Before You Die”*. I had an audience with one of the most beautiful women in the world.



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