President Michael D Higgins coming home after his election as President - but will it be open to a much younger candidate this time?

Presidential Referendum really just a red herring

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It is almost certain that three referendums that have been proposed by this Government during its term of office will have been rejected by the people. They were...
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...
Under pressure ... Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe with Cllr Padraig Conneely on his visit to Galway last Friday to update local business interests on Budget 2018.

Banks display little sign of learning lessons from past

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Afew years ago the Green Party had a good idea about changing the culture of banks. It wasn’t about reform and modernization; indeed, it was about undoing...
Donald Trump...truth is stranger than fiction.

Trump’s the embodiment of Chance the Gardener

World of Politics with Harry McGee – One of my favourite films of all time is ‘Being There’ starring Peter Sellers and Shirley McLaine. It’s about a simpleton, called Chance. He has lived his...
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....
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 – 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...


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