John Delaney with FAI President Donal Conway at last week's Oireachtas Committee meeting.

Delaney’s own goal has FAI defending the indefensible

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Political reporting has its high points – but there are also days when it seems to have all the pace of a five-day cricket test…in slow motion....
Main players...Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin lead two of Ireland's 22 political parties.

There’s a party for every persuasion in Irish politics

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It may surprise you that there are 22 registered political parties in Ireland; there are the ones we all know – Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn...
Outside looking in...Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald in the shadow of Westminster.

Sinn Féin in the firing line as Brexit blame game gains pace

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The Brexit clock is only minutes before midnight and tempers are fraying, with no solutions on the horizon and everyone preoccupied with the blame game. Even Sinn...
Government report...Galway West Deputy Hildegarde Naughton, here canvassing in the city with Fine Gael European candidate Maria Walsh, issues her climate change report this week.

Recognising climate change is fine – but where’s the action?

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It was a memorable Dáil contribution – admittedly for many of the wrong reasons.  But Danny Healy Rae’s denials on climate changewere delivered with that mellifluous Kerry...
Order, order...House of Commons Speaker John Bercow in full flow.

Not so much a spanner in the Brexit works as whole toolbox

World of Politics with Harry McGee – In the normal course of events, watching live coverage of parliamentary proceedings is up there with watching paint dry – and it’s usually strictly for political anoraks....
Political football... Taoiseach Leo Vardkar and Tanaiste Simon Coveney with European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, joined by Galway's IFA National President Joe Healy on their way to the Ireland/France Six Nations game last Sunday.

Election on the way no matter what the fall-out from Brexit

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It seems like a broken record at this stage – but clearly this has been another seismic week on the Brexit front, with last-minute deals on the...


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