Barack and me

31st January, 2009

Twitter really is powerful. Just received an e-mail from it to say that Barack Obama is ‘following’ me. Thought he had better things to do….global credit......

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Iceland, Denmark and the Euro

31st January, 2009

Ireland’s Future in Europe There has recently been a lot of articles about Denmark and Iceland deepening their European integration in response to economic difficulties. Denmark......

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Interesting Facts About Dublin Central

30th January, 2009

The Oireachtas Library and Research Service have just published an analysis of every constituency in the country. It is a brilliant piece of work......

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The Killers vs North Strand

30th January, 2009

Typical. Amidst the frantic and wonderful life of a politician you need things that keep you going. Music is one of the things that does......

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I am Twittering!

30th January, 2009

If I lose every election in the future party HQ may well look back and say that if I had spent less time wasting time......

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A little victory

29th January, 2009

Just received my Seanad plan for the week. The Harbours Bill is on next Thursday. No end point has been set for it. Will I......

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Killing me softly…part 2

28th January, 2009

Just finished in Seanad Chamber on Harbours Bill. Started at 12.20 and finished at 4. Senator O’Donovan took up most of this time. His conclusion in......

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Off to Davos

28th January, 2009

Oh dear. My contribution on the order of business today caused a bit of a stir. I posed a number of questions about the discussions......

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Killing me slowly – the Harbours Amendment Bill 2008

28th January, 2009

I normally associate ‘filibustering’ with giants of the American Senate such as Senators Byrd and Kennedy. This is where a Senator speaks at great length to......

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Do we ever learn?

27th January, 2009

The EU affairs committee met today. Most of our meeting was taken with a discussion on the Commission’s Work Programme for 2009. This document reviews what......

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