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    New Left alliance taking shape.

    By Frank Connolly. The prospect of an alliance of left-wing, trade-union and progressive organisations in advance of the general election took a tentative step forward following a meeting hosted by the Communications Workers Union in Dublin on Mayday. A gathering of up to 200 political, trade-union and community activists heard speakers from the Syriza government […]

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    Too big (and weird opes).

    By Michael Smith. In 2013 the ESB announced its  intention to demolish its Dublin headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street. The edifice had been designed in 1962 by then-fresh-faced young (subsequently Ansbacher-account-holding) architect-tyros Sam Stephenson and Arthur Gibney. The ebullient young pair won the competition to replace the street, which dates from 1792, after a report by […]

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    Beades.

    By Frank Connolly. If you want to know a bit more about New Land League founder, Jerry Beades, just ask Frances Cullen. She was made a widow when she and their three children in Coolock in north Dublin lost her husband, Gerry, three years ago. He died just a few years after he fell, in […]

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    Labour’s weapon: Alan Kelly profiled.

    By Michael Smith. The rating standard for Ireland’s Environment Ministers is never how good they are but how negative their legacy. For aficionados Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan now vies with Fianna Fáil’s builder’s friend Martin Cullen and Labour’s manic gerrymanderer James Tully for the title of worst ever, but all the indications are that Labour’s […]

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    International juristry meets Nespresso ads.

    By Ken Phelan. Amal Alamuddin-Clooney: by night wife of heartthrob espresso addict George Clooney, by day eminent barrister specialising in international law and human rights, is finding that with the tinsel comes an edge. She has experienced several descents from the rarefied elevation of the international bar, as not just her wardrobe but her politics […]

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