Tag: Irish Politics

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To lose one minister is unfortunate…

Another day, another resignation from the Irish Government. Junior minister Trevor Sargent of the Green Party (aka Fianna Fail's be-atches) resigned in the Dail today, his resignation speech lasting under two minutes. It was dignified, but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for him or his colleagues in the Green Party, who are ...

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So long, farewell…

The Irish Minister for Defence has resigned. Willie O'Dea, possibly one of the most annoying people on the Irish political scene, had to resign after swearing a false affidavit before the High Court. It was definitely the correct thing to do, but was virtually forced out of the cabinet by his party's coalition partners in ...

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Adding insult to injury…

The Iris Robinson saga continues. As her husband recuses himself form the office of First Minister of Northern Ireland while a (semi) independent investigation is carried out, further details have emerged about the extent of her cheating. According to today's Sunday Tribune: Meanwhile, it emerged this weekend that Iris Robinson also had an affair with ...

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Iris Robinson: You couldn’t make it up

Just when you thought (hoped?) Iris Robinson was going to fade away into the political history books, up she pops again. And this time, she's taking the soap opera prima donna behaviour to new levels. It turns out that not only was the vile old trout having an affair behind her hubbie's back, she tried ...

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Iris Robinson stepping down… at last!

Iris Robinson came to the attention of the mainstream during the summer of 2008, when she compared homosexuality to paedophilia. For those of you unschooled in the intricacies of Northern Ireland politics, Robinson is the wife of Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland. She's also a member of the legislative assembly in her own ...

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Lisbon II: The Revenge

The Lisbon Treaty is once again being put before the Irish people in a referendum. I say "again" as they rejected it the first time, much to the consternation of the Irish Government and their partners in Brussels. The Treaty represents a major change in how the European Union is run and simplifies decision-making. Now ...