Leo's “exchange of wit” spoiled his moment on the world stage with Trump.

A week of gaffes and guffaws in Irish politics

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com We have had a spate of political gaffes in the past week, some trivial, some serious. At the lowest end of the scale was the momentary embarrassment...
The Taoiseach meets the Terminator in Texas.

When it comes to personality politics, Leo is giving it socks

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com So Leo Varadkar took time on his visit to the US to go to a film festival in Texas – bumping into Arnold Schwarzenegger, as you do,...
Magical nights in the pubs of Kinvara during the cold snap in Kinvara Galway - but the trip home proved a bit tricky. Photo:andrew downes, xposure

Snow offers perfect reminder of how close we are to chaos

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com And so the storm has passed; the snows have thawed; life has returned to normal – although some drifts haven’t melted yet…including some political ones. Periodically over the...
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...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tanaiste Simon Coveney, joined by Minister Paul Kehoe, Charlie Flanagan and Regina Doherty at the launch of Project Ireland 2040.

Perils of the messenger making more headlines than the message

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Many years ago, the Republican movement decided it would bypass the traditional media in getting its method across. It went in for the ‘modh díreach’, firstly with...

Judging a book by its cover – and a room by its colour

A Different View with Dave O’Connell We’ll spare the blushes of the Irish celeb who featured some time ago in one of those ‘At Home With. . .’ features in a so-called celeb magazine that...

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