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Five points to take from Euro and local elections

World of Politics with Harry McGee Five points to make as the dust finally settles on the European and local elect...

Winners and losers in the political Grand National

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Political signs point to an independents day

World of Politics with Harry McGee As the country goes to the poll to elect our European and Council representativ...

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Hate has become common currency on the doorsteps

World of Politics with Harry McGee There is an ugly face to political protest in Ireland these days that was not evident pre-Covid, because ther...

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Polls show Euro election picture is as clear as mud

World of Politics with Harry McGee Politicians say publicly they pay no heed to polls. The only poll that matters, so the cliche goes, is the on...

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What would the words be on Ireland’s sign of the times?

World of Politics with Harry McGee My colleague in The Irish Times, Joe Humphreys, wrote a fascinating article some weeks back about an infamous...

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Massive field turns Euro election into bumper race

World of Politics with Harry McGee In the 2014 election for the Midland North West constituency there were 14 candidates vying for four seats. I...

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Directly-elected Mayor can trigger renewed city growth

World of Politics with Harry McGee The role of Mayors in Irish cities and, sometimes, counties has long been largely ceremonial and symbolic, ch...

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State’s Stardust apology is the beginning – not the end

World of Politics with Harry McGee When you look at the photographs now, 43 years on, you’re shocked how young they were. Many of the 800 people...


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Five points to take from Euro and local elections
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