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A Poem For the Times

A Poem For the Times

This is the time to be slow Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes.  Try as best you can not to let The wire brush of doubt Scrape from your heart All sense of yourself And your hesitant light. If you remain generous Time will come good, And you will find your … Continue reading

From the Papers

From the Papers

Where Numbers Tell a Story Sinn Fein fielded 42 candidates; 37 were successful. Dublin West:  Paul Donnelly (SF) 12,456, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar 8,478 Dublin north west: Dessie Ellis (SF) 14,375. Next was Roisin Shortall 6,124 Dublin Central: Mary Lou McDonald (SF) 11,223; Pascal Donohoe (FG) 4,181 Dublin Bay North: Denise Mitchell (SF) 21,344. Richard Bruton, … Continue reading

Irish General Election: A Screenshot

Irish General Election: A Screenshot

By Sean Farrell As this is written, we are well into the second week of the General Election campaign; the vote to take place on Saturday 8 February.  Though the early opinion polls show the two main parties neck and neck, as they have been virtually since 2016, it has not been a good start … Continue reading