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The Insurance Industry (18 Days To Election)

How much did you pay for insurance for your home and its contents in the last year? How much did you pay for your healthcare insurance? How much did you pay for insurance for your car? How much did your … Continue reading

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Dublin West: Jack Chambers (Fianna Fail) (19 Days To Election)

Dublin West’s Fianna Fail TD going up for re-election in under three weeks is Jack Chambers. Chambers comes from a family associated with the late Brian Lenihan Jr and re-opened his constituency office in 2014. He topped the poll in … Continue reading

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National Predictions (22 Days To Election)

Having looked at the constituency picture of my own area in Dublin West, time for some brief thoughts on the national picture at the outset of the campaign. Below is the state that the Dail was left at before its … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In Kildare North And Final Predictions (1 Day To Election)

It’s been a whirlwind campaign, and it’s just about done, as we enter the moratorium phase and prepare for voting tomorrow. On NFB over the last few weeks we’ve gone over issues and candidates – check out the “General Election … Continue reading

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The Defence Forces (3 Days To Election)

So, my last issue post is one that’s very much of a personal interest, and a little self-indulgent on my part I’ll admit, but whatever, that’s what a blogs for. I’ve always had an interest in military history and the … Continue reading

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Environment (5 Days To Election)

Overshadowing everything, perhaps so large an issue that so easily becomes invisible, is the environment. In a saner world, it would probably be the only thing that people would be talking about, not fiscal space and Special Criminal Courts. In … Continue reading

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Fares (7 Days To Election)

Let me tell you guys something: whoever and wherever you are, you are paying too much for public transport. At the moment, in order to go to and from a job where I earn less than if I was not … Continue reading

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Religious School Admissions (9 Days To Election)

I haven’t been within state provided education for over ten wonderful years at this point. I went to a dilapidated, badly staffed school in an urban area (that has subsequently moved to a much nicer building), where an ethos of … Continue reading

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Another Kildare North Debate (11 Days To Election)

Another Kildare North debate took place yesterday, this time on Shane Coleman’s Sunday Show in Newstalk, available here. Present were Fine Gael’s Bernard Durkan, Labour’s Emmet Stagg, the Social Democrats’ Catherine Murphy, Fianna Fail’s James Lawless and Sinn Fein’s Reada … Continue reading

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Waiting Times (11 Days To Election)

I had an experience with Ireland’s healthcare system during the term of the 31st Dail. It was a football injury. Super amateur football I assure you. Playing one day, I felt a pain in my left knee while stretching for … Continue reading

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