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Shane Coleman: Ten major lessons we learned from last weekend’s elections

With the counting now done and all seats filled, a number of issues have become clear, with all eyes now turning to when Taoiseach Simon Harris will...

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Shane Coleman: Election 2024 proves to be a very decent day for political centre

But it was distinctly underwhelming one for Sinn Féin which, despite winning back seats lost in 2019, now seems stuck in a downward spiral that it...

08.06.2024 9

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Shane Coleman: Five days out from polling and here is how I see the election playing out

Despite the odds, Fianna Fáil could well return as the largest party at local government level

02.06.2024 10

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Sinn Féin is in crisis and has been for a year as it loses the ‘big mo’

Either Simon Harris or Micheál Martin is now more likely to be the next Taoiseach than Mary Lou McDonald

26.05.2024 40

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Shane Coleman: ‘Palpable sense of menace’ among the few place politicians in genuine harm’s way

Assassination attempt on Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico the latest in an increasing trend of violence against those in high office

19.05.2024 20

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Shane Coleman: Irish politics shifting to the right as migration dominates debate

With four weeks to go until the local and European elections, parties and candidates advocating a tougher line on migrants are finding succour among...

12.05.2024 10

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Shane Coleman: British Government appeared crass, our own coalition callow in bitter migration spat

Suspicion is Simon Harris already regrets his decision to reappoint Helen McEntee to Justice, but having made the decision, he has to stick with her

05.05.2024 20

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Shane Coleman: For too long, the health service has served the people who work in it and not patients

Heartbreaking case of Aoife Johnston’s death in University Hospital Limerick will for many confirm the narrative that our health service is...

28.04.2024 50

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It is hard to believe you are well off in your 20s and still have to sleep in your childhood bed

The single biggest determinant of whether you would vote for Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael versus one of the opposition parties is whether you own a house

21.04.2024 20

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Shane Coleman: Sanctimonious and populist Social Democrats yet to prove they are ready for power

Leader Holly Cairns is electorally untested but her party could well hold the balance of power after next election

17.04.2024 10

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Shane Coleman: Sanctimonious and populist Social Democrats yet to prove they are ready for power

Leader Holly Cairns is electorally untested but her party could well hold the balance of power after next election

14.04.2024 40

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Hate speech retreat shows no political mileage in being ‘right-on’ anymore

In this post-referendum meltdown, Simon Harris needs a Sir Humphrey to buy time until the general election on the Hate Speech bill

31.03.2024 30

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Harris’ job is to get Fine Gael back to 25 per cent and steady the ship

If Harris wants to be re-elected, any progress made cannot come at the expense of Fianna Fáil who he will need

24.03.2024 9

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Shane Coleman: The eight critical lessons to learn from referendum wipe-outs

Recrimination, back-biting and sniping needs to be set aside if any sense is to be made from public’s repudiation of proposed changes to the...

16.03.2024 60

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Should Taoiseach Boycott Washington? Absolutely not, but he should kick Joe Biden’s shins over Palestine failure

Leo Varadkar must ignore calls to snub White House visit in protest over US failure to stop Israeli aggression

09.03.2024 10

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Shane Coleman: Disgraceful and farcical actions of TDs let Catherine Martin off the hook

Minister’s appearance had massive advance billing, but in reality it was less her Waterloo and more the Battle of Widow McCormack’s Cabbage Patch

01.03.2024 10

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Shane Coleman: billionaires back League of Ireland but more is needed

It is no surprise to see billionaires investing in Irish football, its up to the government to back the clubs

17.02.2024 60

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Sinn Féin’s race to the centre leaves it caught between a rock and a hard place

The party’s drop in support, as shown by last week’s Red C poll, is no longer a blip – it is a trend

04.02.2024 6

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Why wait to have the election in autumn if you can’t field your best team

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin risk losing their star players McGrath and Donohoe on the eve of battle being called

26.01.2024 30

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Migration is now the primary battleground for this year’s elections

Ireland has become ‘anti-any-more’ migration and this demands more than on-the-hoof responses from a struggling government

21.01.2024 30

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Shane Coleman: Sinn Féin’s new rhetoric on immigration gives credence to baseless fears

Mary Lou McDonald has made strategic and deliberate comments showing the party has changed its position on immigration

07.01.2024 40

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Political fortunes: ten predictions for 2024

If you’re an Irish citizen, you’ll probably be casting a vote in four polls this year

30.12.2023 10

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Shane Coleman: Recent own goals leave Sinn Féin with it all to play for

The opposition’s stumbles have levelled the odds and given the coalition an opportunity to get back into the game

17.12.2023 20

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Shane Coleman: Let’s have the debate on immigration, it will only show that it works for Ireland

Despite the eye-rolling from the virtuous on the left, it is important to discuss migration

09.12.2023 20

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