Flanagan indicating possible early election next year?

Might be reading a bit too much in to this but it’s a strange tweet from the Irish Foreign Minister, when no election is due to happen. Possible election in Ireland next year? 2015 offers Ireland the choice of Constitutional politics or Cult politics. — Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) December 31, 2014   David McCannDavid McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs

Why the Sinn Fein critique needs to evolve beyond attacking Adams

I have been to a few year end review panels over the past month and one thing that I have heard repeated time and again is that Sinn Fein have had a good year. Think about this for a moment, the party President was questioned by the PSNI and there were two very difficult Spotlight programmes for the party to face and the end result is, they are up nearly 4% on average than they were last year. You have …

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POTD – and people vote in Governments

With an afternoon appointment in Dublin yesterday i took the opportunity to  mooch and meander to my destination. The Election posters are out in full force as you’d expect, however one organisation www.upstart.ie have been putting up their own posters to raise awareness of the arts during the election campaign. A mixture of poems and visual art they really caught my attention. I have to say that i think this is a brilliant idea and raised more than a few …

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Irish General Election called for 25th February

So, that’s a contraction from the end of March, then back to the 11th now we have one in February. Interesting times ahead. Mick FealtyMick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty