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Ireland’s Wars: The Gaelic Revival And The IRB

In this series, I make it a point to prioritize military affairs when it comes to Irish history, but battles and armies and generals don’t exist in a vacuum. They are a product of their cultural, social and political environments, and … 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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Kildare North: Réada Cronin (Sinn Fein) (4 Days To Election)

And so, our last non-TD candidate, and the one trying to do her part for Sinn Fein’s rise in the polls. Réada Cronin is a Kildare councillor, first elected in the Maynooth area in 2014, since when she has operated in … 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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Kildare North: The Curious Case Of RTE And The Missing Candidate

RTE News aired a short piece on Kildare North yesterday, around ten minutes, whizzing through the different candidates and issues, before two separate analysts trotted out the exact same predictions. It was the standard low-intensity affair you’d expect of a … Continue reading

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