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Kildare North: Bernard Durkan, Anthony Lawlor (Fine Gael) (14 Days To Election)

Ah, Fine Gael. What a rollercoaster of a term it has been eh? Two-thirds of your government candidates in Kildare North are Deputy Bernard Durkan and Deputy Anthony Lawlor. Durkan was first elected to the Dail back in ’81, and … Continue reading

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Garda (15 Days To Election)

Going through my list of important issues, and we come to that of law and order, all up in the news in the last few days following the hotel shooting in Dublin, and the debate over the Special Criminal Court, … Continue reading

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USC (17 Days To Election)

Ok, let’s talk tax. More specifically, let’s talk USC, which has already become a significant talking point in the course of this election. I had a negative experience with USC very recently, which has made the tax’s existence a prescient … Continue reading

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Job Policies And A Link Dump (19 Days To Election)

Let’s talk employment and employment policies. Obviously, this will always be the catch all important election issue, and I am no exception to this rule. When I voted in 2011, I was unemployed. Since then, I’ve had several jobs, none … Continue reading

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National Predictions (21 Days To Election)

The first few days of election campaigns, past that opening rush of getting posters up and trying to grab the spotlight, tend to be a bit of an anti-climax for me. Manifestos aren’t polished enough yet to be released, debates … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage Referendum: 89 Days Out

I’m not sure how much I will be writing about the same sex marriage referendum between now and the likely polling date of the 22nd of May. I’ve made my thoughts on “SSM” plain before in this post, where the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: 2016 Party Politics

Plenty of talk over the last week or so about the commemoration of 1916, which has rapidly become a party political discussion, as Ireland’s Dail entities draw battle lines over how the event should be properly remembered in 2016. Who … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Due Dignity

We break from our recapping of random BMH entries (more to come at some point) to talk about a recent bit of news. Fine Gael councillor Kieran Binchy, a member of Dublin City Council, recently attempted to get the following … Continue reading

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The Seanad Referendum: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

It will come as no surprise to regular readers to find out that I am planning to vote “Yes” to the Seanad Abolition referendum this coming Friday. It was, for me, an easy decision to come to, as I have … Continue reading

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The Seanad Referendum

And so, the Seanad referendum is upon us, at last. It seems like I have spent several years looking at constant suggestions, vague promises and outright lies about calling a vote on whether or not to retain the upper house, … Continue reading

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