Walking on water...Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a high five from on board the Celtic Explorer to flyboarder Beau Weston during last year’s SeaFest.

Varadkar’s first year sees political pendulum swing back to Fine Gael

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Eight years ago I did a long interview with Leo Varadkar. It was the end of 2010; the economy was unravelling at a shocking place and Brian...
Donald Trump...D-Day has arrived at last.

Crystal ball-gazing through political smoke and mirrors

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The problem with the future is it hasn’t happened yet – and still we persist in taking out our precise scientific instruments, our high-powered computers, our algorithms...
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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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...
Bravery...Vicky Phelan outside the Four Courts last week.

Poor communications at core of cervical cancer scandal

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The cervical cancer scandal isn’t about false smear tests; it is about disclosure – or to be more accurate, lack of disclosure, coming from the recent past...
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...
Back foot....departed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.

Garda boss was on back foot from the very start

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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...

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