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Leo Varadkar says the next Irish government should start actively preparing for unification…

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Ben M is a slugger reader from Dublin I’ve long thought conflating the unification issue with SF distorts it. A border poll, and the preparations that precede it will be dominated by a wider range of Irish political, state, and …

Brian O’Neill

Open sunday – politics free zone…

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In addition to our normal open Sunday, we have a politics-free post to give you all a break. So discuss what you like here, but no politics. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your …

Brian O’Neill

Open Sunday – discuss what you like…

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The idea for Open Sunday is to let you discuss what you like. Just two rules. Keep it civil and no man/woman playing. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… …

Frank Schnittger

URC Semi-finals: A disastrous day for Irish rugby.

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Live Blog: Bulls 25 Leinster 20 Leinster live on on the edge in the early stages of this match with the Bulls moving the ball wide quickly with some accurate cross-kicking and with a Bulls try disallowed for Ross Byrne …

Choyaa

The DUP have forgotten that divided parties don’t inspire confidence and certainly don’t win elections…

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The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has experienced a rollercoaster journey since becoming the predominant force within Unionism. While they have enjoyed significant triumphs, such as holding the balance of power in Westminster and securing £1 billion in additional investment for …

Andy Pollak

The best people to lead us towards unity are the moderate nationalists of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil…

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Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised when I say that I am glad to see the Sinn Féin vote cratering in the local and European elections in the Republic. Under 12% in those elections is some dive …

Mick Fealty

Results suggest Sinn Féin’s ‘inflection point’ (and a UI) remain some way off

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Regardless of how you cut it, one of the big stories of the southern locals was Sinn Féin’s failure to break through, again. In order to understand why more than 2o0 SF candidates failed to gain a council seat it’s …

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The (currently terrible) mood in renewables… is largely irrelevant

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Jérôme à Paris is a French investment banker specialising in large scale energy projects  and was a regular  contributor on energy topics in the early days of Daily Kos – the main US liberal political blog – and also founded …

Michael Hehir

GE ’24: South Down Constituency Profile…

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This was the second most marginal Westminster constituency in Northern Ireland in 2019, with only 1,620 votes separating the winner, Chris Hazard (Sinn Féin) from the runner-up Michael Savage (SDLP). The seat has been in nationalist hands since 1987, firstly …

Michael Hehir

GE ’24: Strangford Constituency Profile…

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There was a majority of 7,091 votes in 2019 for the winner, Jim Shannon (DUP) over his Alliance challenger, Kellie Armstrong. The seat was created in 1983 and has always been unionist. Shannon has held it since 2010. The changes …

Brian O’Neill

GAA president Jarlath Burns says Casement will not host Euros…

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The Casement Park debacle continues. The project’s great hope was hosting games for Euro 2028, but now it looks like that will not happen. From Colm Keys in the BelTel: GAA president Jarlath Burns is resigned to the prospect of …

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