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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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...

Leo will do fine as Taoiseach – but he may not see second term

World of Politics The fine art of political prediction is a skill some of us utilise almost every day – and we get it wrong about as often as a person who always calling black...

Resurgent Ireland still falls well short on housing crisis

The history and literature of Ireland is replete with stories of homelessness and dispossession – from the Vikings sacking the monasteries to Cromwell’s cry of ‘to Hell or to Connacht’; to the great Irish...
Winner again....Catherine Connolly celebrating with her husband Brian McEnery, family members and friends, after she was elected - and she has impressed ever since.

Connolly takes top honours as medals are dished out!

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Comparing Irish politics to what’s going on in America at this moment in time is like comparing the activity on a deserted island in Connemara with that...
The Edge and Bono on stage in Croke Park on Saturday night.

Bono and Co still offering salvation 30 years later

World of Politics with Harry McGee  - harrymcgee@gmail.com The U2 concert in Croke Park last weekend brought back a cascade of memories for me. I was obsessed with the band when I was a teenager...
Regina Doherty: promised 31 pieces of priority legislation, but few delivered.

Coalition’s end-of-term report not impressive

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The Coalition Government has little to boast about on its legislative record in 2017.  Until last week, only16 Acts had been signed into law this year, half...

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