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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Archive

I was delighted by the amount of hits and response that my series on Irish Presidential moments of note got. I wrote them to talk about Presidential power, failures, successes and history. I wrote them to inform, educate and entertain. … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Mary Robinson And The 93%

Mary Robinson became the first female President of Ireland in 1990, following one of the more notable elections of the office’s history. She served six years, resigning the post early, choosing not to seek a second term, instead taking a … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Eamon De Valera And the 1966 Election

Eamon De Valera is the towering figure of Irish history in the 20th century. A commander of the Easter Rising, the political figure at the head of the early Dail, anti-Treaty hard-liner, Fianna Fail founder, multi-term Taoiseach, leader during World … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Sean T. O’Kelly And The Pope

Sean T. O’Kelly was the first person elected by popular vote to the office, in 1945. He was a Fianna Fail hardliner, noted for his anti-Treaty sentiments during the Civil War, his loyalty to De Valera, and, as I will … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Douglas Hyde And The GAA Ban

Commencing a short little blog post series, to discuss some of the more notable moments in Irish Presidential history. Douglas Hyde had a very quiet inaugural term in the new office of President. A candidate picked for his ability to … Continue reading

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Irish Presidential Elections: A Short Guide

Ireland’s upcoming Presidential Election, a sleeping story up till now, has become the mainstay of Irish political news in the last few weeks, due largely to the demise of David Norris’ nomination campaign, and the sudden flurry of celebrity candidates: … Continue reading

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The Queen And Obama: “Yes, One Can”

It’s fair to say that the visits of the last week went well enough, but Obama’s must be seen as the better. The Queen of Great Britain visiting these shores is an important moment in our history and in Anglo-Irish relations, … Continue reading

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Clusterf*!k To The Aras (That’s Right, Polls Are Garbage!)

We’re going to be having a Presidential election at some point between now and September, so the polling in that regard has begun. And boy, do we have a doozy. So, a few points. This poll operates under the fantasy … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Twenty Five

1.    As soon as any Bill, other than a Bill expressed to be a Bill containing a proposal for the amendment of this Constitution, shall have been passed or deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas, … Continue reading

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A Sunday Tribune Twofer

First: A report on the wives and girlfriends of various gang leaders. I’m not a gigantic fan of this kind of reporting. The Tribune is a broadsheet, but I notice it straying very close to tabloid journalism frequently (Remember the … Continue reading

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