Taoiseach Enda Kenny, with Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, launching The Irish Times Nealon’s Guide to the 32nd Dáil and 25th Seanad. The book is edited and published by Tim Ryan, Oireachtas Correspondent for the Connacht Tribune, and can be bought on the internet at www.nealonsguide.com or at selected bookshops.

Fine Gael leadership race all over bar the shouting

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com How good a Taoiseach will Leo Varadkar be? Clearly, a big majority of his Fine Gael parliamentary party think he is the right choice and will ascend...
Rise of the right....UKIP founder Nigel Farage endorsing Donald Trump before his election.

Immigration still simmers without coming to the boil

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The first time I wrote about immigration in Ireland was in 1998; I was working for the Sunday Tribune at the time and there was a large...
Taoiseach meets Trudeau...Enda Kenny greets the Canadian Prime Minister last week.

Canny Kenny knocks another chapter out of long goodbye

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Raymond Chandler was one of the greatest exponents of a style of fiction writing known as crime noir. His hero was the gritty detective, Philip Marlow, who...
Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taoiseach and Seal of Government from President Michael D. Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain one year ago this week.

Not a lot of action one year into government

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It’s a year since the Government was formed – and in that time, we have seen more action on the streets of Ahascragh that we have around...
Squaring the circle...greenhouse gas emissions.

Aligning economic agenda with our green obligations

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Climate change is still low down on the agenda, down with Sunderland, if you will, in our Premiership of priorities. We have not heard all that much...
Across county bounds...Michael Fitzmaurice after his election.

Status quo to remain for West’s skewed boundaries

Sometime next month, the Constituency Commission will be making its recommendations on what changes will be needed in advance of the next general election. The changes are based on the Census – so where there’s...


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