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#GE16 Video Roundup.

In Blog, Film, Politics by rabbleLeave a Comment

It’s early days in this election yet. The campaign has seen the emergence of online candidate videos in a bid to attract potential voters. From the shambolic to the downright surreal, here is a review of some of the more notable offerings to date.   1. The Healy Raes – Episode 1 (Independent – Kerry). Vote rigging reality TV star, and famous politician’s son, Michael Healy Rae released a campaign … Read More

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Shaky Foundations?

In Blog, Politics by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Aidan Regan has been reading an EU report and sent us this interesting tidbit about the shaky foundations behind our government’s rhetoric of recovery. It goes like so: “What is leading to an improvement in the Irish fiscal balance? If you listen to the government it is their “tough austerity choices”. This report, just published by the European Commission, debunks that myth. Deficit improvement is almost entirely explained by windfall … Read More