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

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.


December 3, 2007 at 11:34 pm 2 comments

Nell McCafferty

Rumour has it she was some form of firebrand back in the mid to late 20th century, but for what reason is Nell McCafferty regularly paraded on program’s like tonights Q&A? She’s ranting away now about “regulating the old-boys network” in a discussion about the regulation of solicitors, offering no insight worthy of consideration on a serious current affairs program. While I appreciate that Q&A is a bit dull at times, but surely there is someone a tad more cogent capable of the odd witty remark to liven things up. Or is Irish public life really that bad?

December 3, 2007 at 11:15 pm 1 comment

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