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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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...
Parting of the ways...Martin McGuinness and Arlene Foster.

Perfect storms underline the ficklesness of politics

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It’s been a tough old start to the year, north and south, with senior politicians (experience and relatively inexperienced) getting potent reminders of how fickle a business...
Minister Ciaran Cannon

Galway fares well – but junior reshuffle hardly creates waves

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com So first the good news. Leo Varadkar’s line-up of second-tier Ministers was revolutionary and far-reaching - but only if you were a TD who happened to represent...
Palestinian protesters carry an injured man shot by Israeli troops during this week's protest along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.

Death trumps diplomacy as opening of embassy prompts mass slaughter

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Fifty eight people were killed by Israeli troops on Monday during protests over the 70th anniversary of the State and US decision to move its embassy from...
Michael Noonan...flinty and unflinching.

Commissions perfect for kicking cans down the road

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com ACommission of Investigation into the Project Eagle debacle would bring to 16 the number of commissions or inquiries or investigations ongoing at present – and that’s a...
Galway minor captain Darren Morrissey with the Irish Press Cup and David Burke with the Liam Mc Carthy in Ballinasloe. Photo: Gerry Stronge

History shows hurlers shine in times of economic strife!

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It may seem churlish to even mention this in a week that has seen Galway embrace the unadulterated joy of bringing Liam McCarthy back across the Shannon...

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