Friday November 27, 2020

All change and no change

Enda Kenny’s farewell, Leo Varadkar’s ascension, the end of the water wars, stalemate in the North: it has been a year of controversy, a changing of the guard and yet – in many areas – precious little progress

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th December, 2017
Published May 14, 2017

The Round Room in the Mansion House in Dublin has been the scene of many dramatic political events down the years.

Back in 1919, it was the location of the first sitting of the Dáil. In 2007, it was where broadcaster Vincent Browne ambushed then taoiseach Bertie Ahern with relentless questioning about his financial affairs during the Fianna Fáil election manifesto launch. And this year, it was the venue for the Fine Gael leadership election...

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