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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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 – harrymcgee@gmail.com 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...
Presenting his credentials...Russian Ambassador Yuri Filatov, here at Áras an Uachtarain with President Michael D Higgins.

Ireland the proverbial gnat in the battle of political elephants

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The Russian ambassador to Ireland Yuri Filatov has been quite active in recent days, appearing frequently on media – and he’s not short of a word or...
Leo's “exchange of wit” spoiled his moment on the world stage with Trump.

A week of gaffes and guffaws in Irish politics

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com We have had a spate of political gaffes in the past week, some trivial, some serious. At the lowest end of the scale was the momentary embarrassment...
The Taoiseach meets the Terminator in Texas.

When it comes to personality politics, Leo is giving it socks

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com So Leo Varadkar took time on his visit to the US to go to a film festival in Texas – bumping into Arnold Schwarzenegger, as you do,...

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