Category Archives: Politics

Divorce Referendum (2019): Why I’m Voting “Yes”

Are you kidding me? Of course I am voting “Yes” on this. Even if I had zero experience or connection to somebody who has, or is currently going through, divorce proceedings in this country I would still be voting “Yes” … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In The MEP Elections (2019)

If the local race is an exercise in “What do councillors actually do?” then the decision to select MEP’s is even worse. Let’s be honest with ourselves: the vast majority of Irish people don’t have a firm idea on the … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In The Local Elections (2019)

The thing about local councillors is that it can be hard to summon up any enthusiasm for voting for any of them when it comes to election times. Local government in Ireland has been steadily decreasing in relevance for many … Continue reading

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Aras 18: The Result

Well, the race is done and dusted and while elements of the final result surprised some, the winner certainly didn’t. Let’s look at the candidates one by one, in reverse order of final vote. Gavin Duffy, wow. 2.2% is a … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Who I Am Voting For

When it comes to choosing who I will vote for this Friday, I considered what I expect out of an Irish President. There are three things to consider. The first, and probably most important in reality, is the ceremonial aspect … Continue reading

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Aras 18: The Primetime Debate

So, for the last time with the full orchestra, its another Presidential debate. My opinions on the candidates: Peter Casey Calls Higgins a liar flat out at first. He really doesn’t seem to get how bad it makes him look. … Continue reading

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The Blasphemy Referendum: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

Yes, that’s right. We are having a referendum on Friday, though you’d be hard pressed to find much mention of it among political parties, the media or anyone else. The 37th amendment to the Irish constitution is flying very much … Continue reading

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