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Sinn Fein hit by a double ‘Seamus Darby moment’

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Politics is full of Seamus Darby moments. To understand this metaphor you have to go back 30 years. The...

Fitzmaurice triumph puts the cat among the pigeons

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com The by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim at the weekend was a little strange.  For one, the constituency itself...

IMMA debacle leaves Enda with egg all over his face

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com We've all heard of pop-up exhibitions – but few have caused such hue and cry as the...

Scottish referendum still a sea-change in UK politics

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com More than a quarter of a century ago there was a famous incident involving an equally famous...

Budget speculation kicks off new political season

Autumn: a season of mists and Michael Noonan. Because, between now and the middle of October, we’ll see almost as much of that slightly...

Party gatherings – more drinking than thinking

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Whenever anyone asks me to define an oxymoron, I reply: "A parliamentary party think-in". I don't know who...

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