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 – 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...
Bravery...Vicky Phelan outside the Four Courts last week.

Poor communications at core of cervical cancer scandal

World of Politics with Harry McGee – The cervical cancer scandal isn’t about false smear tests; it is about disclosure – or to be more accurate, lack of disclosure, coming from the recent past...

Opinions always differ on the validity of political polls

World of Politics with Harry McGee  - The modern opinion poll was created by an American journalist and academic called George Gallup, who, back in the 1930s, came up with the idea of a...
A Syrian soldier surveys the ruins of a scientific research facility after last weekend's military strikes.

Syrian attack leaves Ireland uncomfortably on the fence

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Almost thirty years ago Iraq invaded Kuwait. It was a local dispute and there had been many in that region. Iraq itself had been at war for...
Changing landscape...former Taoiseach, the late Charles J Haughey.

Haughey triggered process of Ireland’s political change

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Back in the early 1970s, Charlie Haughey walked into the Dame Street branch of AIB and opened an account. Twenty five years later, a senior AIB official...
President Michael D Higgins joins Terry the Tiger on one of his many visits to Eamon Deacy Park.

Michael D still has stamina to play the political game

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Nobody can deny that Michael D Higgins loves his sport; there he was at the League final in Croke Park on Sunday, fresh from his attendance at...


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