New arrival....Peadar Tóibín resigning from Sinn Fein before forming his own party.

Once the ‘new’ shine fades old politics always prevails

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Peadar Tóibín came west to showcase his brand new party Aontú in Carrick-on-Shannon a fortnight ago. When people like Tóibín break from the traditional parties, there is...
Minister Simon the eye of the storm.

Children’s Hospital debacle more akin to Versailles than Angola

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Brian Cowen will probably be best remembered for a one-word description he gave for what it was like to be Minister for Health. “Angola.”   A lot of...
Spiralling artist's impression of the National Children's Hospital.

Children’s Hospital saga proves we just repeat same mistakes

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Wasn’t it George Santayana who once said those who don’t learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it? The brutal truth is it goes so...
The border...a return to the past?

Invisible border looks like an impossible option to police

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Anyone born before the early 1980s who travelled North will have some memories of the border. The older you are the harder the memory – and the...
Packie Bonner denying Salvatore Schillaci on this occasion during the quarter-final of the 1990 World Cup - but what did they make of it in Abbeyknockmoy?

Secret to political success is bringing it all back home

World of Politics with Harry McGee Back in 1990 we had the adventure of Ireland’s first ever World Cup campaign in soccer, Italia 90. My colleague in the Connacht Tribune, Francis Farragher, flew out for...
Flags of convenience... British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Brexit debacle the end result of dismantling traditional divides

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Our political make-up in Ireland has been a bit of a mess since 2016 when no party finished within 35 seats of an overall majority. It led...


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