DANIEL MCCONNELL: Varadkar must match Micheál Martin’s courage

The speech given by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in the Dáil on Thursday relating to the country’s abortion laws was nothing short of remarkable, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: World is watching to see what happens next on abortion issue

‘Legalise all abortions, without restriction, for unborn babies up to 12 weeks.

‘All.

‘Not a few, not some, not most.

‘All.

‘No matter what the circumstances.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Reform of the deeply flawed 1983 amendment a tall order for Simon Harris

AT THE 1982 Fine Gael ard fheis, hard-line conservative TD Alice Glenn praised her party leader’s support for a pro-life, anti-abortion referendum, should the party be elected into office later that year.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Paschal Donohoe top of the class in Cabinet

As Taoiseach Leo Varadkar eases into his first Christmas as leader, he must be counting his lucky stars that we were spared an unnecessary election, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Fine Gael show united leadership on the surface but tensions underneath

The old saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: ‘Temporary little arrangement’ has always irritated Soldiers of Destiny

In 1989, then-finance minister and would-be taoiseach Albert Reynolds was eviscerated for dismissing Fianna Fáil’s coalition with the Progressive Democrats as a “temporary little arrangement”, writres Daniel McConell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Online abuse wider than one man

This is a problem far bigger than Barry Walsh, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Far from the baying mob, Independent Alliance members are getting things done

No doubt the Alliance are damaged but the gang of five have shown far more to justify their time in Government, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Decades of neglect left World Cup bid with too much ground to make up

Well, we got our backsides handed to us, and then some.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Could Robert Watt be in line for governor’s job at the second time of asking?

If there is any further dragging of heels by the banks, he must exercise the full range of powers at his disposal — and demand more from Donohoe if necessary, writes Daniel McConnell, Political Editor

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