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Ireland’s Wars: Fianna Fail And The IRA

Fianna Fail were in power with Eamon de Valera as President of the Executive Council at the head of a cabinet of well know figures from the revolutionary period: Sean T. O’ Kelly as Vice-President, Sean Lemass as Minister of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1932 Election

The five years after the 1927 elections were not especially happy ones for Cumann na nGaedheal. With Fianna Fail now taking their seats in the Dail, the pro-Treaty party of government had a substantial opposition to deal with for the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Fianna Fail, The 1927 Elections And The O’Higgins Assassination

1927 was a pivotal year for the Irish Free State, for several reasons. Not four years removed from the end of the Civil War, the Free State could be considered an established entity, with a government that had proven it … Continue reading

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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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