No honeymoon Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Language is key to successful fudge on Northern intractability

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Patrick Kavanagh wrote the amazing ‘Epic’ in 1938, three decades before violence erupted – but, for me, the poem has always ‘explained’ the whys and wherefores of...
The way we were...Minister for Communications Denis Naughten with Eir CEO Richard Moat in Roscommon, announcing the rural broadband roll-out last year.

Broadband debacle and planning framework leave the west behind

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It has not been a good week for rural Ireland. First, the telecoms company Eir pulled out of the ender process for rural broadband – and then...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar...reasons to be cheerful.

Varadkar justifies his elevation by delivering on leadership potential

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The Roman historian and philosopher Tacitus came up with a cruel summation on the life of the Emperor Galba – one that might be equally relevant to...
Micheal Martin.... speech took party colleagues by surprise.

Middle ground faces conundrum on referendum’s big moral issue

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Earlier this week, there was a tweet that looked like it came from a national newspaper; it claimed that a group of Fianna Fáil TDs intended to...
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...
Moneypoint Power Station...closure recommended.

State faces major obstacles to weather the climate storm

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Last weekend I went for a run along the prom and saw the remnants of the spectacular storm in Galway Bay days earlier – a big mound...


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