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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...

Vulture funds may represent the best option from bad lot

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Vulture Funds; even the name is kind of sinister. Just above ‘public executioner’ and ‘common criminal’ in...

Language is key to successful fudge on Northern intractability

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Patrick Kavanagh wrote the amazing ‘Epic’ in 1938, three decades before violence erupted – but, for me,...

Broadband debacle and planning framework leave the west behind

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It has not been a good week for rural Ireland. First, the telecoms company Eir pulled out...

Varadkar justifies his elevation by delivering on leadership potential

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The Roman historian and philosopher Tacitus came up with a cruel summation on the life of the...

Middle ground faces conundrum on referendum’s big moral issue

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Earlier this week, there was a tweet that looked like it came from a national newspaper; it...

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