Passions Run High In Debate

Fine Gael TD Pat Breen’s constituency office in Ennis was defaced by ‘No’ to Lisbon campaigners last night, an act he described as ‘an act of sheer desperation’. ‘Vandalising a TD’s office in what appears to be an orchestrated fashion can only be described as an act of sheer desperation,’ said the deputy foreign affairs […]

On the record

Having reported on the first hints of Declan Ganley’s return to the political arena on Friday, as announced through twitter, I couldn’t but notice that twitter isn’t quite on the record. The Irish Times print edition managed to report on the story without mentioning twitter, referring only to ‘speculation‘. The newspaper of record either didn’t […]

He’s Back

Declan Ganley has re-entered the fray. The news – announced sideways in a Wall Street Journal interview – contradicts his vow to quit if he didn’t win a seat in the Euro elections. As recently as mid-August, Ganley repeated his promise in a series of twitter posts. Asked if he planned to get involved in […]