Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin at this week's National Ploughing Championships, joined by among others Deputy Ann Rabbitte - and watched over by Eamon Ó Cuív!

Fianna Fáil ploughs more modest furrow on its way back to the top

World of Politics with Harry McGee – For the anoraks, September is essentially the political version of football’s pre-season friendlies, as all the parties have their pre-Dáil away days – or think-ins as they...
Back foot....departed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.

Garda boss was on back foot from the very start

World of Politics with Harry McGee – If you’re explaining you’re losing, said Karl Rove, the Republican strategist, who was special adviser to George W Bush – and Nóirín O’Sullivan seemed to spend much...
Galway minor captain Darren Morrissey with the Irish Press Cup and David Burke with the Liam Mc Carthy in Ballinasloe. Photo: Gerry Stronge

History shows hurlers shine in times of economic strife!

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It may seem churlish to even mention this in a week that has seen Galway embrace the unadulterated joy of bringing Liam McCarthy back across the Shannon...
Trying to get a handle on Brexit....the UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis (left) with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Brexit isn’t a sexy story – but it’s so crucial to all our futures

World of Politics with Harry McGee A rule of thumb of politics is that the most important issues often tend to be the ones that are just too hard to explain without bring people beyond...
In full Bloom...Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin with Orla Moloney from Loughrea at the recent garden festival. Is he the one to grow most after the next election?

Election will shuffle deck – but it won’t produce a clear winner

World of Politics with Harry McGee – If you listen very closely, you can hear distant drums. The warriors have been roused from sleep and have begun ululating and have started the war dance...

Leo will do fine as Taoiseach – but he may not see second term

World of Politics The fine art of political prediction is a skill some of us utilise almost every day – and we get it wrong about as often as a person who always calling black...


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