Political blogging – may we see a real start in Kildare?

December 3, 2007 at 11:34 pm 2 comments

Irish politics hasn’t really taken to this blogging stuff to any great extent, with blogs being largely the preserve of on-line nerds and the mad left rather than those at the coal-face of mainstream political activism. One interesting place where it may change is Kildare, where two young bucks with political ambition on opposite sides of the political divide have taken to it with gusto in recent months. Keep on an eye on these two blogs; Achem’s Blunt One from FG aspirant Tony O’Donnell and the View from the Tracks from Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless.

Interestingly, both have broadly the same views on a variety of subjects – in particular the extension of the tax-saver system to car-parking at commuter train stations and the extension of the town councils.


Entry filed under: Blogging, Fianna Fail, fine gael, kildare, media.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James Lawless  |  December 4, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Rabbit and glad you stumbled across it! Yes Tony and I have similar views on a numer of issues, we are also both TCD grads and both work in IT although we’re still only virtual aquintances! Am sure we’ll meet “in the wild” soon.. Glad you like the blog. James

  • 2. Tony  |  December 5, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Likewise – but don’t worry James and I will find something to argue about one of these days!


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