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Modern Irish political culture’s treatment of women is utterly outdated, macho and pathetic

12th March, 2011

As a historian, can I make an appeal that the use of the word ‘historic’ be banned From all current coverage of Irish politics?

The word has been used repeatedly during the last few weeks.

The collapse of Fianna Fáil, the rise of Fine Gael and Labour, the margin of the vote for Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, the composition of the opposition benches with its preponderance of independent TDs, the lack of ties...

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