Mark Beegan

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Will Ireland see a new political party?

A POPULAR TOPIC of conversation amongst those working in politics and the media is whether or not Irish politics is about to witness the birth of a new political party. The perceived wisdom is that Irish politics is ripe for a new party to shake up the old order parties of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, … Continue reading

President Kenny?

Is Enda Kenny about to become the next Irish politician to jump aboard the gravy train to Brussels?The media has been full of speculation about the Taoiseach possibly take the job of European Council President. The job is vacant from December 2014 and rumour has it that our dear leader has been earmarked for the job by the … Continue reading

Let’s see a vigorous, successful campaign for marriage equality

ON APRIL 13-14th of this year the Constitutional Convention met to consider the issue of marriage equality. The Convention voted by a decisive majority in favour of changing the Constitution to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples. This strong endorsement of equal marriage rights marks an historic step in the campaign for marriage equality in … Continue reading

Will we have a 32-county Fianna Fail?

MAYOR OF CHICAGO and former White House Chief of Staff and Rahm Emanuel has been fond of telling people to never let a serious crisis go to waste. Fianna Fáil’s very own crisis occurred when the party was eviscerated in the 2011 general election. Paradoxically, the nature and scale of the defeat has actually been of benefit … Continue reading



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