Political Year Ahead
2018: A Look At The Political Year Ahead January 9, 2018 With the festive season firmly behind us, it’s full steam ahead for 2018 and our Account Advisor, Tony Heffernan takes a look at what is set to be a very busy political year ahead. The demise of so many ‘dead certs’ at …
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Dáil Returns
Challenges await as the Dáil returns September 21, 2017 With the cabinet meeting again on a weekly basis, the political party ‘think-in’ season concluded and the parliamentary recess coming to an end, it is an opportune time for our Account Advisor, Tony Heffernan to look at just some of …
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Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny’s Departure May 19, 2017 As Enda Kenny steps down as leader of Fine Gael, our Account Advisor, Tony Heffernan, reflects on his time as Taoiseach …  “This is the long goodbye, Somebody tell me why” – Paul Brady The announcement by Enda Kenny that …
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Should a dress code be introduced in the Dáil Chamber? March 30, 2017 As the Committee on Procedure and Privilege considers the introduction of a dress code for TDs in the Dáil Chamber, our Account Advisor, Tony Heffernan, who worked in the Dáil for almost 30 years, expresses some personal views on the …
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Donald Trump
World Prepares for Trump Presidency January 19, 2017 Ahead of  the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday 20th January, our Account Advisor Tony Heffernan gives his take on tomorrow’s events and the impact this could have on Ireland. Never before has the inauguration of a President of the …
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2016: Political Year in Review December 15, 2016 The end of the year always puts us in a reflective mood. Our Account Adviser, Tony Heffernan, reflects on an eventful year for Irish and international politics.  The political year now drawing to a close must surely rank as one …
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US Election
Final Thoughts on the US Election November 8, 2016 This US election has taken place in a virtual space.  Compared with recent general elections, advertising budgets have been slashed, even in the considerably well-funded Hillary Clinton campaign. Last week, I spent a few days on US election duty.  Walking …
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Brexit Referendum
Lessons to be Learned from the Brexit Referendum October 25, 2016 The Remain side of the Brexit referendum failed to win the hearts and minds of voters because it spoke to the wrong people, in the wrong way, with the wrong voices and without listening to its audience. This was the …
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Budget 2017
Tony Heffernan’s take on Budget 2017 October 11, 2016 Never before in our political history have the provisions of a budget been as extensively leaked as those in Budget 2017. When Michael Noonan and Pascal Donohoe delivered their budget statements earlier today, there were few – if any – …
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Irish General Elections Gone By February 8, 2016 As the Taoiseach dissolved the Dáil and went to the Park last week, Fine Gael and Labour TDs will have been pleased that they honoured one particular commitment made after the election in 2011 – that they would serve a …
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