Category Archives: Clusterf**k To The Aras

The “Tweetgate” Effect

Poor old Sean Gallagher. The whole affair over that Frontline debate had a stink of it, and it wasn’t just coming from him. The revelation that RTE botched its own vetting procedures on accurate content to introduce to the debate … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras Aftermath: The Losers

The last of my posts on the Presidential election. We’ve discussed the winner and the “sort-of” winners. Now the losers. Mitchell was the worst of the choices that Fine Gael could have gone with. I’ve discussed it about him before. … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras Aftermath: The “Sort-Of” Winners

Continuing my post-election series. What is a “sort-of” winner? My definition would be: a person or organisation that claims success despite failing to win in a contest. There are two “sort-of” winners coming out of the Presidential and by-elections and … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras Aftermath: The Winner

The first of five post-vote articles that I’m throwing up daily for the next week. The election is done, and the Labour candidate will be inaugurated as our President in a week or so. I’m sure Higgins will make a … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Archive

I was delighted by the amount of hits and response that my series on Irish Presidential moments of note got. I wrote them to talk about Presidential power, failures, successes and history. I wrote them to inform, educate and entertain. … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Live Count

1200: Hi. 1202: So, straight into it. All the exit polls indicate one thing: Michael D. Higgins will be the next President of Ireland. Not only has he cut Gallagher’s lead, he has surpassed him in 9 out of every … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Predictions

I won’t mince words. I believe that Michael D. Higgins will be the next President of Ireland, but that is dependent, mostly, on one crucial issue: he has to be within 10 percentage points of Sean Gallagher at the first count. If … Continue reading

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