Category Archives: Politics

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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Aras 18: Sean Gallagher’s Answers To My Ten Questions

My questions for Irish Presidential candidates went out to candidates a few weeks ago now, and we finally have a response, with the office of Sean Gallagher sending me his answers the other day. Printed below are Gallagher’s comments, in … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Pat Kenny’s Debate

Thursday’s second televised debate was a humdinger…if we’re talking length. This time joined by President Michael D. Higgins and Sean Gallagher, the six went at it once again, on the heels of a fresh opinion poll that continues to indicate … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Claire Byrne Live Debate

I have read some commentators say that this is among the worst political campaigns they have seen in Irish history, and while that may be a tad overblown as a sentiment, in truth it isn’t really that far off. The … Continue reading

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