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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

The election - a better result than first appears for the left.

Tiocfaidh ár mbláth - Our flower will bloom

Only the vainglorious ranks of Irish journalism could contrive to turn a vote for a fairly middle ground party like Fianna Fáil into a protest vote against an unrepresentative and out of touch media. For, does anyone doubt that the hounding of Bertie Ahern by the media over alleged personal payments and events surrounding the break up of his marriage
(see amongst many others for ex. - http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0926/ahernb.html)
along with the Irish media's ridiculous appointment of Enda Kenny as a possible alternative Taoiseach, made many sensible people look at what was happening and decide that they were not happy. Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

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