Author Archives: Paul Duggan

About Paul Duggan

Politics, humour, Liberal, Curmudgeon, Rogue. Creator and author of Irish Shades of Grey.

Bertie to rejoin Fianna Fáil?

They say all politics is local, but Fianna Fail in Dublin Central unanimously voting to ask for Bertie to rejoin Fianna Fáil is a bit like asking your violent, abusive, alcoholic ex partner to give things another go while he’s … Continue reading

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Ceann Comhairle pays tribute to Eamon Gilmore on his last question time as Labour leader

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has paid tribute in the Dáil to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who had his last foreign affairs question time as leader of the Labour Party to an empty Dáil chamber. The only Labour sinner on hand to witness … Continue reading

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Niall Collins and the clemency letter

You will be reading a lot about Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins in the next few days. The 41-year-old Limerick TD and has landed himself in hot water because he wrote to a judge seeking leniency for a convicted drug … Continue reading

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Illustrating Adams

A cartoon focused twitter account called ‘Illustrated Gerry’ @GA_Illustrated has taken the bat shit twitter musings of Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams and visualised them. Reading Adams tweets sometimes leaves one wondering has he embarked on a Hunter S Thompson type of journey … Continue reading

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Marc MacSharry

A bitter row broke out in the Seanad today over the membership of Marc MacSharry on the banking inquiry. Fine Gael Senator Maurice Cummins claimed that Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry had a conflict of interest. A claim Cummnins later withdrew. Senator … Continue reading

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Is Ireland racist? The Waterford against Roma facebook page

The Roma community in Ireland have come under close scrutiny recently in Ireland. Thanks in no small part to Paul Connolly’s sensationalist brand of journalism. Gardai removed two blond children from their Roma parents because, as RTE reported, their “features, blond hair … Continue reading

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The Enda Shuffle

As a general rule; politicians dancing is a bad idea. Unperturbed, Enda Kenny decided to bust some moves to Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy while attending the Bloom festival in Phoenix park yesterday. I expect dancing like you’re driving a … Continue reading

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Quick interview with Simon Harris

Simon Harris is a Fine Gael Candidate for the European Parliament in Ireland South and is currently a TD for Wicklow and East Carlow.  He is the youngest member of the current Dáil at 27 years old. Simon is also … Continue reading

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The first rule of Gerry Adams Club is: You do not talk about Gerry Adams club

Sinn Féin are bit touchy about Gerry Adams lately. This text, sent by a member of the Sinn Féin UCC branch, read: “Lads, off the back of the news about Gerry Adams, members of the Cumann are NOT to make any statement … Continue reading

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Bertie’s digout to Fianna Fáil local election candidate backfires

You’d be forgiven for waking up this morning and thinking you’ve travelled back in time to the last decade. The big stories of the day are – Seanie Fitz of Anglo fame and the Irish Independent are reporting Bertie Ahern addressed … Continue reading

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