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...
Plant operator Seán Ó Gríofa explaining the filtration system to Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív, Minister of State Seán Kyne and Deputy Catherine Connolly at Irish Water’s open day in the newly upgraded Carraroe Water Treatment Plant to demonstrate the €1 million that has been invested by the utility at the plant. Also pictured is Irish Water Regional Information Specialist Seán Corrigan (centre). Photo:xposure

Steering the water crisis away from boiling point

World of Politics with Harry McGee If you drill down as to how Fine Gael and Fianna Fail fell out over water charges, you can’t help feeling it came down to the old adage: ‘for...
Con of words and poetry.

Political compromise – or the art of the fudge

World of Politics with Harry McGee Con Houlihan was one of my favourite journalists of all time; and it’s sad to think that in 20 years’ time few will remember this colossus of a man...
Embattled....Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan.

Policing the police in full glare of media spotlight

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Garda Commissioner Nóirin O’Sullivan is a little like the soccer manager who has been appointed to a team struggling in the relegation zone. The previous manager has been...
Martin McGuinness at Ballinasloe Horse Fair during the 2011 Presidential election campaign. Photo: Gerry Stronge.

McGuinness leaves a powerful legacy

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Those video clips of Martin McGuinness taken in early January are still raw. To see a colossus of republicanism reduced by serious illness to such a frail...
Michael Noonan...flinty and unflinching.

Commissions perfect for kicking cans down the road

World of Politics with Harry McGee – ACommission of Investigation into the Project Eagle debacle would bring to 16 the number of commissions or inquiries or investigations ongoing at present – and that’s a...


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