Matt Cooper: The coalition of the unwilling fumbles its messaging yet again
It looks doubtful whether the majority of the public will have the patience for another nine weeks of this Covid-19 confinement
Last Thursday evening, I tweeted how Eamon Ryan, the Green Party leader, in an interview I had just conducted on the Tonight Show, refused to be drawn on a date for the beginning of the lifting of Level 5 restrictions.
At much the same time as I was pressing Ryan on the likelihood that it would most likely be the May bank holiday weekend, Taoiseach Micheál Martin was indicating to the Irish Daily Mirror that the...
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Matt Cooper: Fraying coalition could open door to McDonald as Taoiseach
It’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald could come to power without a general election
Matt Cooper: Martin damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t go to US
With the Covid-19 situation unlikely to have improved by March, the Taoiseach will face criticism whether he visits the White House on St Patrick’s Day or not
The Last Post: Is the health portfolio just too much for Stephen Donnelly?
Given the huge responsibility of the post, and Donnelly’s tendency to over-promise and perform badly under pressure, is it time to let someone else oversee the vaccine roll-out?
The Last Post: The energetic Eddie O’Connor still ahead of the Mainstream
Upbeat, unstoppable and full of ideas, the Airtricity founder has now built and sold another energy firm: this time Mainstream Energy, valued at around €1 billion