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The Party’s Over…..

Are we witnessing the death throes of the Social Democratic and Labour Party? I have never subscribed to the notion that SDLP has been finished for years. That’s just Sinn Féin talking themselves up and Slugger O’Toole talking up their … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin: You Have To Laugh

Only January but an early contender for “Stupidest Political Comment of 2017”. The author is a TD and regarded as one of the brains of modern Sinn Féin. But he must be taking lessons from Donald Trump. Taking a wild … Continue reading

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History: Public And Private

Here is an interesting thing…well almost. Consider the domestic scene in suburban Dublin in the 1960s. An elderly gent hears the postman drop the mail thru the letterbox. He picks up the bank statement, the phone bill and finds a … Continue reading

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Irish Labour Party Deserves All It Gets

I have no sympathy for the Irish Labour. Nominally a sister Party of the SDLP, it has been remarkably unsupportive of SDLP down the years. I recall a walkout at a 1970s SDLP Conference whenConor Cruise O’Brien …a truly awful … Continue reading

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Meath East

Yesterday’s by-election. Fine Gael held on to the seat. Low turn out which causes the political overclass “too posh to voteTompkins think that None of the Above or Apathy won. Alas it was Fine Gael…the Blueshirts. You couldn’t love them … Continue reading

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Is That George Lee On “Prime Time”.

Ah George Lee…don’t ya just love him? For ages he was the RTE Economics Editor. And suddenly he decided he wanted to be a politician…for Fine Gael. At the Dublin by-election caused by the death of Seamus Brennan, in June … Continue reading

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Bertie Ahern…A Bit Of A Chancer?

The Mahon Report which was published earlier this week did NOT determine that Bertie Ahern, the former Taoiseach was corrupt. It merely noted that as Minister for Finance he did not have a bank account of his own……which is to … Continue reading

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