Political polls fail to reflect true impact of Dail’s growing band of Independents

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Finian McGrath has three claims to fame. One is that he was born and reared in Tuam and is a true sham. The second is that...

Full banking inquiry a potential minefield could politicians rise above takling sides?

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com That was a sensational scoop in the Irish Independent on Monday. Newspapers love nothing better than unearthing secrets and all the better when it is a...

Nolan stokes up the fire to keep John McGuinness controversy rumbling on

Political World with Harry McGee Just when we thought the John McGuinness story had finally run out of fuel Derek Nolan threw another tenner's worth of petrol into the tank to give it a...

Constitutional Convention illustrates that ordinary citizens can play their part in the process...

Political World with Harry McGee I have to say I was sceptical about the notion of a citizens' assembly becoming part of official political discourse in Ireland. The idea is that rather than getting...

Waiting game still going on for Labour despite Spring Tides and Gilmore Gales

Political World with Harry McGee Eamon de Valera's famous remark from the 1930s that 'Labour Must Wait' has remained part of the political vernacular to the present day – and the three words have...

New zeal for Seanad reform only comes after the death knell has already sounded

World of Politics with Harry McGee The argument for saving the Seanad is a bit like the way we tossed up the prospects for Galway’s senior footballers ahead of their clash with Mayo in...


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