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Ian Paisley Junior‘It’s not where a man’s journey starts, but where a person finishes.’

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Of all of the bridges built in the long process of bringing peace to Northern Ireland, perhaps the bridge that brought Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley together was the most extraordinary. Their working relationship, their personal relationship, even their friendship, which prompted commentators to name them the “chuckle brothers”, ushered in a new era of cross-community respect and understanding in …

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Theresa May speech‘Like seeing your neighbour torch their house and remembering that your own roof is thatched.’

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First of all, credit where credit is due. That astute observation came from journalist, Joe O’Shea, and was quoted by Sean O’Rourke this morning on the Today programme, as he discussed the implications of yesterday’s Brexit speech by British Prime Minister, Theresa May. In the company of Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes, Economist and Daily Telegraph Columnist, Liam Halligan, and …

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Trump was using Trump foundation money in ways that apparently broke the law. He was using the foundation to buy things for himself.

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As the countdown continues see the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th, his reputation, firstly as a Teflon candidate, now as a Teflon President-elect, has been well and truly cemented. (Okay, it doesn’t have the same ring as Teflon Taoiseach, but Polytetrafluoroethylene President seems a little long winded.) This morning on Today with Sean O’Rourke, Washington Post reporter David …

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‘If I can help build a bridge between the British government and the Trump administration, I would love to do so.’

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Never the shrinking violet, Nigel Farage described last year’s victory in the Brexit referendum as “the achievement of my life’s work.” Now, having accomplished what he set out to achieve with his UKIP party colleagues and his stint as an MEP, it seems Nigel is considering his future plans in politics, international relations and diplomacy. (Yes, diplomacy.) On Today with …

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Alison O'Connor‘I personally would rather eat the bowl of Shamrock than hand it to President Trump.’

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You’ve got to hand it to the team at Today with Sean O’Rourke, they really know how to pick panellists with an ear for the great political soundbite. That particular headline gem came from journalist, Alison O’Connor, who joined fellow politicos Niamh Lyons and Fionnan Sheahan, along with DCU’s Professor Gary Murphy, to take a look at what’s in store …

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Dressing politicians.‘If Enda Kenny or anybody came in wearing leather trousers, there would be discussion about it.’

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With everything that’s happening in the world, it could be described as a little sad that one of the biggest political controversies in the UK over the last week has been generated by a photo shoot in the Sunday Times featuring British Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a pair of leather trousers. In yet another overuse of the suffix “gate”, …

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FF’s Barry Cowen on Minister Simon Coveney.‘He had decided on the criteria and foisted it upon us.’

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A week is a long time in politics? Time to rewrite that old adage, it seems, and change ‘a week’ to ‘48 hours’. That’s the time it took to bring housing minister Simon Coveney’s proposals to limit rent increases to a shuddering halt. Who knows, another 24 hours, another 48 hours….? Watch this space. Late last night, talks between government …

Ireland's Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin speaks to journalists at the Assumption junior school in Walkings, Dublin on February 22, 2016.
Polls ahead of the election set for February 26 show Ireland may be the latest eurozone country to face political uncertainty as prime minister Enda Kenny and his current coalition government could struggle to form a majority for a second term. / AFP / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Martin with government on wage demands‘We need to take a reality check as a country.’

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It’s a long way from the heady days of the Celtic Tiger days, when Bertie Ahern’s Fianna Fail stood shoulder to shoulder with unions under the umbrella of social partnership, to send the public sector wage bill soaring. The same unions now need a “reality check” it seems, along with the rest of the country, according to today’s Fianna Fail …