• Irish Reunification: possible forms it could take.

      The parties’ election manifestos are elusive about the structure of the united Ireland to which they aspire. By Anna Mulligan. The biggest geo-political concern for this country is the possibility that in this decade, or even in the lifetime of the next government, a majority of people in Northern Ireland could be in favour […]

  • Election Profile: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Go easier on the nastiness.

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is viscerally and divisively right-wing, socially and economically; but hides it behind incoherent and inept policies and a now-suspect nice-guy media persona.    By Michael Smith.  A famous 2010 Après Match sketch has Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar openly admitting he’s plotting to knife his party leader Enda Kenny while gratuitously denying, in a mid-Atlantic nasal twang, that he’s going to set up an elite party which of course suggests he is in fact intending to do just that. […]







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