Category: Opinion

The Secret Minister – At The Dark End Of The Street…

Gay marriage? Whistleblowers? Mortgage forgiveness? Health reform? Other problems Irish society probably has? The list of causes I can exploit for my own reasonable political gain are near endless. An Taoiseach knows battles must be picked, ministers must be backed and on occasion you must say as little as possible of any substance to ensure… Read more »

Duncan Stewart: ‘My Coal Fire Shame’

ENVIRONMENTALIST, activist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart exclusively open up to the Waterford Whispers News this week about his personal heating habits, revealing he is not quite the squeaky clean tree-hugger he is made out to be in the media. I met Duncan on his wind farm in Tipperary where he was attending to a… Read more »

The Sunday Opinion: Jedward On Economics

Starting today, every Sunday will see WWN bring you the thoughts of the World’s leading figures on the big issues of today. This Sunday Jedward tackle Ireland’s economy and all that comes with it: Oh my God! Hi everybody. It’s me John and Edward! Which one of us is, like, doing the writing? Ha, nice… Read more »

The Secret Minister – Freedom Of Information

█████████████████████████ but still our freedom of information bill has come under a lot scrutiny from sections of the biased media due to last minute additions. ████████████████████████████████████ couldn’t be further from the truth. To suggest that the public will be somewhat disenfranchised and ████ by the last minute changes is hogwash the Government has endevoured █████████████████████████████████████████… Read more »

The Secret Minister – Operation Smokescreen

I don’t know if it was the being assaulted by pensioners live on national TV outside Leinster House or the encouraging Young Fine Gael to attack the US Embassy in response to spying allegations but I think An Taoiseach may be questioning my abilities as a government minister. The chief whip had called to inform… Read more »

The Secret Minister – Tapped

With great power comes great responsibility or so the famous saying goes. With the greatest power in the Western world comes a vast array of spying capabilities – this is not a famous saying as I’ve just said it now for the first time but feel free to repeat it, giving me appropriate credit. Despite… Read more »

The Secret Minister – Budget Tales

Welcome voters to my weekly column in the wonderful WWN. They say a week is a long time in politics. One hundred and sixty-eight hours if we’re getting technical. Myself and my party colleagues experienced the ecstasy of the Fine Gael national conference and the agony of the budget. Such highs, such lows and I… Read more »