DANIEL MCCONNELL: Little to suggest Sinn Féin, even under Mary Lou, is fit for office

THE King is dead, long live the Queen, says Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Opportunity may be knocking for Leo to gain historic third term

He is not a gambler, he is a mathematician. He plots three, four steps ahead. He will not risk a Theresa May calamity on the basis of two or three polls. He genuinely wants this to go on, writes Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: €200m mortgage scheme set to be a disaster

State-sponsored sub-prime lending. That is what the Government announced this week and it is a disaster waiting to happen.

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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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