The late Noel Whelan, a skilful political commentator and Dáil number cruncher, once remarked that the analysis of election counts inevitably moves quickly, often glossing over the importance of early seat wins — irrespective of how dramatic they can be for parties.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020
Potential presidential election candidate Gerard Craughwell has risked undermining his campaign by claiming the highest office in the country is a “meet and greet job” that has no impact on the general public.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan will be joined by one-time US presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders strategist Tadd Devine on a heavy-hitting schedule for this year’s Kennedy Summer School.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
Thu, 14 Apr, 2016
Former Fine Gael junior minister Lucinda Creighton lobbed another political hand grenade in the direction of Taoiseach Enda Kenny after declaring that members of the Reform Alliance will again oppose Fine Gael policy and support the retention of the Seanad.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
A campaign to save the Seanad, involving a number of prominent historians, academics and political personalities, will be launched today, promising to strongly oppose the Government’s “populist” proposal to abolish the Upper House.
Mon, 27 May, 2013