Category: POLITICS

The Secret Minister – Lost In Translation

Being bumped from a prominent speaking slot at the EPP conference at the last minute to accommodate Bono is not an ideal way to round off the week, but political life is cut throat and in hindsight An Taoiseach probably made the right decision. In the days since my barnstorming speech at the Fine Gael… Read more »

Shatter ‘Loving’ All The Attention He’s Getting Lately

JUSTICE MINISTER Alan Shatter said he is ‘absolutely loving’ all the media coverage he’s been getting lately and is looking forward to interacting with everyone in the Dáil today. The stylish 63-year-old turned up to Leinster house sporting a neatly tailored Armani suit and pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses, telling the awaiting press ‘Today is… Read more »

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 »

Government Joins Snapchat

The Irish Government have today joined Snapchat, a widely used smartphone app, in an effort to engage with young voters. Snapchat is a photo messaging application which is extremely popular with young and politically conscious Irish people, which is the primary reason the Government have joined the app. “We are a very tech-aware and tech… Read more »