An electric vehicle home charging station.

Government’s climate plan will have big impact on rural Ireland

World of Politics with Harry McGee Richard Bruton loves action plans. When he became Minister for Enterprise and Jobs in 2011, he had an action plan for jobs. He caught a wave on that one....
Water charges....signs of a return?

Controversial charges still not quite water under the bridge

World of Politics with Harry McGee Water charges; they haven’t gone away you know. And they’ll soon be for some households if – as expected – Irish Water gets the go-ahead later this month to...

Just where did it all go wrong for Sinn Féin?

World of Politics with Harry McGee So what went wrong with Sinn Féin – or has the party simply gone out of fashion?  It’s only five years ago that Sinn Féin was the party du...
Local triumph...Albert Dolan celebrates his success, winning a seat on Galway County Council at twenty years of age.

Elections hinged more on swings than roundabouts

World of Politics with Harry McGee – There were a couple of big swings in last week’s elections and they were not all for Maria Bailey’s delectation in the Dean Hotel. It left Fine...
Getting in step...Euro candidate Maria Walsh got a dance from party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure

West may provide the litmus test of European elections

World of Politics with Harry McGee Elections can be the same old ding-dong but they still have the capacity to throw up surprises and upsets. And – even though levels of interest in the European...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Richard Bruton about to announce that the Government had given the go-ahead for the National Broadband Plan.

Broadband plan shows recoil is more devastating than the jolt

World of Politics with Harry McGee – It’s hard to know if the National Broadband Plan is providing the mood music to the European and local elections, or if it is the other way...


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