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There were plenty of bleary eyes in the backrooms of Leinster House last Wednesday morning.

11th November, 2012

There were plenty of bleary eyes in the backrooms of Leinster House last Wednesday morning.

Many of the A-team of political hacks had snaffled coveted invitations to the US embassy party last Tuesday night, and there were plenty of other secondary post-election events to be enjoyed. The truth is, we are junkies for US politics.

As often as they can, our politicians, their advisers and party handlers love going to America to observe what's going...

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