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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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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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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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The Children’s Rights Referendum: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

I would have thought, in the previous years of this amendment being slowly brought to the decision of the people, that my personal decision would be an easy one. Rights for children? Adoption cleaned up? What’s not to like? But … Continue reading

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Recent Polling And The Children’s Rights Referendum

Been quiet here for political commentary for the last while, but here’s a quick round-up of some stuff that’s been catching my eye. The latest Red C poll has two things of note for me. The first is the Fianna … Continue reading

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The Children’s Rights Referendum

It has been many years in the making, but the Children’s Rights Referendum is finally going ahead on November 10th. Text out and everything. It will be interesting to see how the debate goes over this amendment, how the No … Continue reading

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