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  • Terrible Beauty, date of birth 5 June 2009?

    April 29, 2009 @ 11:06 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Byelection, by-election or bye-election? Whatever way you spell it, the fact is that the constituencies of Dublin Central and Dublin South will go to the polls after all to select new TDs on June 5th, in succession to the late Seamus Brennan and Tony Gregory.

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    Jack Lynch (1917-99): two by-election defeats put paid to his leadership

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  • A Terrible Beauty Is Gestating

    March 24, 2009 @ 10:45 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    We are about to see a major event in our political and industrial history. Or then again, maybe not. The one-day national strike could still of course be called off, but if it goes ahead it will amount to the political equivalent of climate change. (more…)

  • Tales of a Fortune-Teller

    February 13, 2009 @ 1:17 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I dreamt about a visit to the fortune-teller last night. It wasn’t my love-life she was interested in, or indeed any other aspect of my personal situation. No, this was a political seer, looking to the future of the country. (more…)

  • Celtic Tiger R.I.P.

    February 12, 2009 @ 1:05 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I’m looking for reasons to be cheerful in this recession and not finding too many. Not only is there no light at the end of the tunnel – there ain’t no darned tunnel. (more…)

  • Rocking the Cradle of Democracy

    December 11, 2008 @ 12:05 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The Pork and Beef saga at home has distracted attention from the social and political turmoil taking place on the territory of one of our EU partners. Since they’re so far away and get such an enviable amount of sunshine, we Irish think we have little in common with the Greeks. (more…)


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