Category Archives: Politics

Thoughts On The Campaign (3 Days To Election)

The news late Monday night that Sinn Fein were now polling ahead of both Fine Gael and Fianna Fail has made this election one of the most unpredictable in the state’s history, with so much more to play for then … Continue reading

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Ashtown (4 Days To Election)

Getting close now, and this will be my last “issue” post for General Election 2020. That issue is Ashtown, where I live and will probably (I hope) still be living for, at the very least, a fair proportion of the … Continue reading

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RTE (5 Days To Election)

The future of Ireland’s national broadcaster, and how Ireland’s political parties view the securing of that future, is an important issue for me in this election. It is important for more reasons than the public service that RTE carries out, … Continue reading

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Dublin West: Aengus O’Maolain (Social Democrats) (6 Days To Election)

Aengus O’Maolain is a first time national candidate for the Social Democrats (having previously been a member of Labour Youth). He is the branch chairperson for the party in Dublin West, and its LAR in the Castleknock/Blanchardstown area. He ran … Continue reading

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The Micro-Parties (7 Days To Election)

A good long while ago, in the aftermath of the crash and all that came with it, you probably noticed a large amount of what I was happy to dub “micro-parties” popping into existence ahead of the 2011 election, most … Continue reading

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Dublin West: Peter Casey, Sean O’Leary, Stephen O’Loughlin (Independent) (8 Days To Election)

Peter Casey is a failed Presidential and MEP candidate, whose quest for a place in Irish politics has now followed the ever reducing path to a Dail run (presumably its the locals next if this doesn’t work out). I have … Continue reading

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Planning A United Ireland (9 Days To Election)

Oh boy. That great historical question that has hung over the history of this country, and Northern Ireland, since the line was first drawn nearly a hundred years ago. The defining crisis, the iconic challenge, the Gordian knot, the war … Continue reading

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Roderic O’Gorman (Green) (10 Days To Election)

Having discussed all of Dublin West’s sitting TD’s and one of its main challengers, time to wrap things up with the people likely to be fighting it out for the four seats. Roderic O’Gorman is a long-time Green Party stalwart … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Listowel Mutiny

When discussing the activities of the Royal Irish Constabulary in the War of Independence, the picture painted has been a simple enough one at times. The RIC appears to be a badly run, demoralised and ultimately very passive force, that … Continue reading

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The Claire Byrne Live Debate (11 Days To Election)

I decided not to take in the Virgin Media debate last week, and I won’t be watching the RTE equivalent closer to polling day, because I simply cannot countenance an hour or more of Leo Varadkar and Michael Martin insisting … Continue reading

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