Category: Politics


Off to a dismal start

Michael Taft 31/01/2011

Michael Taft: Even before the election has been officially announced, the debate has gotten off to a fairly dismal start. Yesterday, Labour’s Eamon …

Q&A at the doorsteps

Slí Eile 22/01/2011

Slí Eile: There is a distinct possibility that you will be getting more callers to the front door in the next few weeks. Be conscious that there may …

Economic Treason

Nat O'Connor 12/01/2011

Nat O'Connor: Tags like 'Economic Treason' have been liberally applied since the outset of our economic and political crisis. Green Party …

Constant repetition does not make an argument correct

Proinnsias Breathnach 06/12/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: Garret Fitzgerald’s Saturday articles in the Irish Times have become so repetitive as to be hardly worth reading anymore. …

Countering left-wing ideology

Slí Eile 30/11/2010

Slí Eile: It may have come to the attention of readers of this blog-site that contributors are ideologically of the left espousing solutions and …

Crisis shedding light on the Irish state

Peadar Kirby 17/11/2010

Peadar Kirby: We may live in very exceptional times, in which the speed of how the Irish crisis is developing is literally breathtaking. Yet, for all …

Public sector workers - some awkward facts

Peter Connell 09/11/2010

Peter Connell: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Surely a good epithet for much of what masquerades as analysis of our current …

Fine Gael's 3:1 Ratio

Nat O'Connor 19/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: Fine Gael has given some useful clarity on their fiscal policy position with the declaration that they would seek €1 billion in tax …

Leo Varadkar and Capital Programme Stimulus

13/10/2010

Leo Varadkar has an interesting piece in the Sunday Business Post, available here. Basically he suggests that we get the fiscal changes over quickly …

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