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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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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Poppy

Ah, the poppy. Now there is a unique symbol of war remembrance. A simple red flower taken from the fields of France and Belgium that became overgrown so quickly in the aftermath of World War One, covering over the mud, … Continue reading

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The Third Presidential Debate

So, third debate time, after the first and second. This is primarily a foreign policy debate and follows much the same rules as the first debate a few weeks ago. Romney needs something out of this. The polls are stabilising, … Continue reading

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The Second Presidential Debate

I wrote down some live thoughts for the first debate, so I figured I’d keep going for the second. Big, big night. Romney’s surprisingly effective performance against the President in the first debate narrowed the race for the White House … Continue reading

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The First Presidential Debate

I don’t write a gigantic amount about American politics – last time was here really – but last night was the first of three debates between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. I decided, on a whim, to … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Bridge Of Khazad-Dum

(Updated on 13/06/15) One of the shorter, but more action packed chapters, “The Bridge of Khazad-Dum” marks a major point in the story, as we break off from the by-the-books nature of the quest so far and suffer some genuine … Continue reading

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No Leader, No Debate (Two Days To Election)

Seems to be somewhat of a consensus (somewhat) that Martin did a good job last night. I really don’t see where that is coming from, but as has been pointed out, it won’t really do Fianna Fail any good. It’s only … Continue reading

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The Last Debate

Here we go with the last debate, and also another liveblogging experiment. Well, not really, but I will be updating this post as we go along. So, just hit refresh if you’re interested in keeping up. Edit: Debate is done, … Continue reading

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The Children Are Our Future…Referendum Topic (Three Days To Election)

Gerry Adams doesn’t think Ireland would suffer any harsh consequences if we failed to live up to the agreements of the EU/IMF bailout. I’m just going to leave that sentence as it is, I think it speaks volumes about his … Continue reading

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Limerick: Predictions And Debates

Some things strike me about the campaign in Limerick so far. Noonan and O’Dea are looking as solid as everyone is saying. O’Sullivan slightly less so, but still a near lock for re-election. But while Peter Power and O’Donnell are getting … Continue reading

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