Regina Doherty: promised 31 pieces of priority legislation, but few delivered.

Coalition’s end-of-term report not impressive

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The Coalition Government has little to boast about on its legislative record in 2017.  Until last week, only16 Acts had been signed into law this year, half...
Smelling the coffee...Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Paschal Donohoe will have more than beverages on their hands for the autumn.

Will summer flurry signal autumn’s new approach?

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It is the last week before the summer break and as you would expect there was a flurry of activity in the Dáil all week; the kind...
Leading the charge...Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, with Cllr Padraig Conneely, Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, and Hildegarde Naughton TD, at SeaFest last weekend. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Bin charges won’t trigger our winter of discontent

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The Winter of Discontent – when not in its original context of Shakespeare’s Richard III – is usually take to refer to a turbulent period in British...
Happier times...Marie Whelan receives her seal of office from President Michael D Higgins.

Judicial jiggery-pokery leaves poor Leo reeling over Whelan

World of Politics with Harry McGee – They talk about the separation of powers between the different arms of Government – but given the tenor of the row that has erupted over judicial appointments...
Big winner...Ciaran Cannon, here after his election in Galway East, is back in Ministerial office. Pic Gerry Stronge

Galway fares well – but junior reshuffle hardly creates waves

World of Politics with Harry McGee – So first the good news. Leo Varadkar’s line-up of second-tier Ministers was revolutionary and far-reaching - but only if you were a TD who happened to represent...
Changing of the guard...Enda Kenny and Leo Varadkar on a seismic week for both.

Varadkar can make history with his future not his past

World of Politics with Harry McGee The thing that most people outside of Ireland have made a big deal of, when it comes to our new Taoiseach, has hardly skimmed the surface here at home....


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