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...
New Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar with the Galway contingent of (from left) Cllr Peter Feeney, Cllr Padraig Conneely and Minister of State Sean Kyne after his election last weekend.

Hand of history now rests on Varadkar’s shoulders

World of Politics with Harry McGee – When Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach next week, it will be an epoch-changing moment. And a changing of the guard also means a societal change - sometimes massive,...
President Donald Trump signs the order to build his famous wall along the Mexican border.

Global picture shows we didn’t suffer political chaos at all

World of Politics with Harry McGee – At the end of February last year, when the dust had settled on the general election, we thought we had voted for chaos. The largest party, Fine Gael,...
In full Bloom...Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin with Orla Moloney from Loughrea at the recent garden festival. Is he the one to grow most after the next election?

Election will shuffle deck – but it won’t produce a clear winner

World of Politics with Harry McGee – If you listen very closely, you can hear distant drums. The warriors have been roused from sleep and have begun ululating and have started the war dance...
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...

Political gatherings in the west prove stark reminder of contrasting fortunes

World of Politics with Harry McGee - Two parties held their party conferences last weekend – and both present pictures of deeply contrasting fortunes. One is on the rise. Another...


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