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Naughton snub sees wait go on for Galway Minister

World of Politics with Harry McGee When the next general election takes place early next year (if the Government lasts that long) it will be almost...

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Tale of two Simons is a political Lannigan’s Ball

World of Politics with Harry McGee The tale of the two Simons is like Lannigan’s Ball; one stepped out and one stepped in again. The news on...

04.04.2024 6

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Varadkar caught all by surprise – but Harris was first responder

World of Politics with Harry McGee Early last week I was just back from the US having trailed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for a week in Boston and...

28.03.2024 30

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Varadkar makes point in person on biggest political stage of all

World of Politics with Harry McGee I was in the US for all of last week reporting on the visit of the Taoiseach to Boston and Washington DC; my third...

21.03.2024 10

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Legislation that lays the foundation for success

World of Politics with Harry McGee Were you surprised at the result? I can tell you I wasn’t. Didn’t I predict it last week? I told you more than...

14.03.2024 7

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Referendums may fall due to general lack of interest

World of Politics with Harry McGee There have been 40 amendments to the Constitution put to the people since the document was published in 1937 –...

07.03.2024 8

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RTÉ’s chair has to be the hottest seat in town

World of Politics with Harry McGee Who would take on the job of RTÉ chair after the debacle of the past week? The national broadcaster seems to be...

29.02.2024 10

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Passing of proud Kerryman and political commentator

World of Politics with Harry McGee It’s been a tough week for the world of media and politics – and particularly for those of us on the politics...

22.02.2024 10

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Fragmented political picture sees strange state of affairs

World of Politics with Harry McGee Never has politics seemed so fragmented in Ireland with now four identifiable blocs in Irish politics – Sinn...

15.02.2024 10

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Cowen’s convention victory leaves FF with Euro dilemma

World of Politics with Harry McGee A wet Monday night in Mullingar, early February; probably not the most inviting of sentences I’m ever going to...

08.02.2024 20

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Emigration issue will put a different spin on elections

World of Politics with Harry McGee The legendary political correspondent with The Irish Independent, Chris Glennon, was sometimes tackled about...

01.02.2024 9

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Social media will play key role in selling the political message

World of Politics with Harry McGee I was giving career advice to students in a secondary school recently. The first thing that surprised me was the...

25.01.2024 10

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The more Trump looks like losing, the closer he comes to winning

World of Politics with Harry McGee I’m terrible at predictions. It’s taken me a career to admit it to myself. Trying to predict accurately how...

18.01.2024 7

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Far right brings spittle and rage to towns around Ireland

World of Politics with Harry McGee Ballinrobe, Rosscahill, Fermoy, Lismore, Leitrim village, Ardee, Carlingford, Ringsend, Rosslare, Rooskey. The...

11.01.2024 6

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Local elections will indicate how far Sinn Féin has come

World of Politics with Harry McGee As commentators like myself have found to our cost in the past, secondary elections are not always good...

04.01.2024 7

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Political expectations for the year that lies ahead

World of Politics with Harry McGee The bombing of Gaza continued relentlessly over the Christmas period as the population was forced to flee into...

28.12.2023 9

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Eight things to note in Irish (and world) politics in 2023

World of Politics with Harry McGee We have almost forgotten that this was the first time we ever had a Government where the top job was shared. Dick...

21.12.2023 10

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Dubai dog’s dinner is just another global Cop-Out

World of Politics with Harry McGee I have been to two COP conferences, one in Copenhagen in 2009, the other in Paris in 2015. The first was COP 15,...

14.12.2023 10

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Confidence always shaken when Government is stirred

World of Politics with Harry McGee No confidence motions are part and parcel of parliamentary politics. There are at least a handful each year and...

07.12.2023 10

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Everything but knife attack could have been prevented

World of Politics with Harry McGee There are moments when you are looking at something happening before your very eyes and thinking, ‘this can’t...

30.11.2023 10

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Expanded Euro constituency bizarrely makes more sense

World of Politics with Harry McGee For years I have been saying that two of the three constituencies in the European elections make no sense. If you...

23.11.2023 20

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Ard Fheis evolution underlines the changing face of Sinn Féin

World of Politics with Harry McGee It had been a while since I had covered Sinn Féin Ard Fheiseanna before my drive down to Athlone early on...

16.11.2023 9

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World leaders stand by as a land is reduced to rubble

World of Politics with Harry McGee THE number of dead in Gaza has crept to 10,000 this week. Of those, over 4,000 are children. The Israelis have...

09.11.2023 30

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Memories flood back of one of the North’s darkest days

World of Politics with Harry McGee Trick or Treat” – that phrase has always had a chilling resonance for me. On a more innocent level, it’s now...

02.11.2023 10

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The Green Party flips between feast and famine

World of Politics with Harry McGee A little over ten years ago, in April 2013, the Green Party held its national convention in Galway. It did not...

26.10.2023 4

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Our President has made it his job to be outspoken

World of Politics with Harry McGee The President is above politics. Well that’s a phrase that we can throw into the bin and put out for the next...

19.10.2023 30

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Palestine sympathy doesn’t equate to condoning Hamas

World of Politics with Harry McGee The scale of what happened in Israel and Gaza over the past five days has been incredible with a death toll since...

12.10.2023 6

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Change is good and well – but what form will it take?

World of Politics with Harry McGee One of the findings from last week’s opinion poll in the Irish Times that surprised me was in relation to the...

05.10.2023 20

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Family dynasties no longer guarantee a safe Dáil seat

World of Politics with Harry McGee Charlie Flanagan announced this week that he’s stepping down from politics – and if Fine Gael keeps on...

28.09.2023 10

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Ploughing Festival places agri sector on centre stage

World of Politics with Harry McGee Every September around this time, I go out to the shed and rummage around until I find a pair of wellington boots....

21.09.2023 10

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Best-laid political plans can fall foul of think-in

World of Politics with Harry McGee The think-in is a relatively new phenomenon in the political landscape. If memory serves me correctly, they...

14.09.2023 20

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Putting a number on the Sinn Féin seat bounce

World of Politics with Harry McGee Richard Bruton was not the first victim of the constituency changes. His decision not to contest the election had...

07.09.2023 10

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