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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

Nevil Shute’s Irish Connection

Nevil Shute’s Irish Connection

Book review by Sean Farrell and Frank O’Shea Nevil Shute. On the Beach.  Text Publishing, Melbourne 2019. With Introduction by Gideon Haigh. 352 pp. ISBN: 9781822268327 RRP: $24.99 h/b It is easy now to forget how close the world may have come to nuclear war during the Cuban crisis of 1962. In a way, we … Continue reading