Unseasonal budget a relative success – if still something of a shot in the...

Political World with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It's the middle of October and we should be thinking of leaves turning brown and the season of mellow mistfulness as the clocks go back at the...

When Yes might really mean No: how opinion polls cannot reflect ‘soft’ votes

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com There are many stock phrases that could describe what happened last Friday but none are as apt as the lovely Irish phrase: 'Tháinig sé aniar aduaidh...

Poll shows Gilmore out of touch and his Labour Party running out of hope

Political World with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll published earlier this week strongly suggested the die had been cast not only for this Friday's referendum on the future...

Low poll would reflect a referendum campaign that just failed to catch fire

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com I'm surprised at the lack of engagement with the referendums next Friday. Sure, nobody was ever going to get into a lather of sweat about a...

Party strategy meetings tread water as voter anger gives way to indifference

World of Politics with Harry McGee I'm writing this from Waterford where Fianna Fáil is holding its annual September strategy meeting – or think-in to use the more vulgarian but widely inaccurate term. In...

Sinn Fein first out of the blocks as party think-ins signal start of political...

Political World with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com At around this time each year all the political parties hold strategy meetings involving their TDs, senators and handlers. There are a few purposes to the meetings...

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