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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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...
A book chronicling the story of Connacht’s survival battles to become Pro12 champions last season has been added to the library at Áras an Uachtaráin. ‘Connacht – The Team That Refused To Die’ is written by John Fallon of Media West (Ireland) in conjunction with Inpho Photography. Pictured at the presentation of the book to President Michael D Higgins at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin is Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography and his wife Lisa Pereira (left), and John Fallon and his wife Clare.

Letting nature give your body clock a helping hand

A Different View with Dave O’Connell I’ve often had a theory that, if you wanted teenagers to function like the rest of us, you’d need to move their clock forward by about three hours so...
Triumphant....Sinn Fein top brass Michelle O'Neill, Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams with the party's new MLA for West Belfast Órlaithí Flynn.

‘Croc’ jibes crock DUP in North’s latest struggle

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The problem with describing your opponents as “crocodiles” in an election campaign is you run the risk of them subsequently gobbling you up. In one of the most...
Across the benches...Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats with Jim Daly, one of that rarest of breeds - a Fine Gael backbencher.

Political landscape takes on different look in present Dail

World of Politics with Harry McGee -  harrymcgee@gmail.com Jim Daly is a Dáil Deputy for Cork South West; a former schoolteacher, he’s a nice guy, and he’s not a fan of Enda Kenny. He’s also...
The likely lads...Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney at Aras an Uachtarain back when they received their seals of office.

FG hopefuls offer loads of noise – but little sound

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Uno Duce. Una Voce. It was the late PJ Mara who coined the famous phrase about Charlie J Haughey after one of the many heaves against him....

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