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  • Offaly Nice Farewell in Tullamore

    January 31, 2011 @ 11:42 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    For a man who is generally quite low-key, if you exclude the occasional Dail outburst, Brian Cowen has sure been generating plenty of excitement in recent weeks. Tonight was the penultimate act before the anticipated valedictory address when he winds up the 30th Dail in a few hours’ time, prior to the general election. (more…)

  • Stark Honesty (for once) in Leinster House

    August 22, 2009 @ 1:58 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Maybe it’s the Dog Days of August but there is an air of considerable fatalism in Leinster House these days. Talking to seasoned politicians this week, two strong messages came forward, both of them surprising to a greater or lesser extent.


     Gloom and doom at Leinster House (Photograph by Alan Betson)


  • Brother, where art thou?

    September 27, 2008 @ 10:31 am | by Harry McGee

    The first thing I did when I got home after the holidays was turn on the radio.

    The second thing I did was to change channels.  It’s a simple law of physics. Half an hour of Liveline will ruin every minute of 10 days away from home.

    And that is how I stumbled across Gordon Brown.


  • Clara’s Luke Kelly

    August 25, 2008 @ 6:30 pm | by Harry McGee

    Céilí House on Radio One on Saturday is my favourite radio show of all time for a lot of reasons, not least because of Kieran Hanrahan’s laid-back brilliance. I was driving home to Dublin from Mayo on Saturday night when the programme came live from the trailer of an articulated truck in (what sounded like a sopping wet) Tullamore.


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