Another outing...President Michael D Higgins, seen here with Galway captain David Burke prior to last year’s All-Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park.

Presidential spat proves politics will always be a cyclical process

World of Politics with Harry McGee – What with Michael D Higgins and Christine Legarde dominating Ireland’s political landscape this week, there were moments when it seemed like we were revisiting 2011 all over again....
Walking on water...Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a high five from on board the Celtic Explorer to flyboarder Beau Weston during last year’s SeaFest.

Varadkar’s first year sees political pendulum swing back to Fine Gael

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Eight years ago I did a long interview with Leo Varadkar. It was the end of 2010; the economy was unravelling at a shocking place and Brian...

A retrospective through the Taoisigh of the modern era

World of Politics with Harry McGee Charlie Haughey was still Taoiseach when I first set out in journalism over quarter of a century ago. I only encountered him once, at an event in what was...
Action...Minister Katherine Zappone.

Adoptions scandal another throwback to darker days

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The scandal that has come to light on ‘illegal adoptions’ is a bit of a misnomer. Technically, none of the 126 cases uncovered in the trawl of...
Yes supporters after the result of the Galway West referendum count was announced in Leisureland. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Referendum ensures all has changed – utterly and forever

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The result of the abortion referendum was like the classic closing line of a Frank O’Connor short story: “She knew from that moment on, things would never...
Former Senator Fidelma Healy Eames with some of the Vote NO campaigners at Maree Centre this week.

Either way, referendum will throw up a different reality

World of Politics with Harry McGee- By the time you read this, it will be almost over bar the shouting; and as you walk to the polling station you will be hit by more...


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