Blog Posts by David Davin-Power

Poppy Day Reflections

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A weekend trip to London prompted some reflections about Poppies and remembrance in general. Family connections had always disposed me towards wearing one,  but until recent years the gesture was always loaded and likely to excite comment;  moreover looking at … Continue reading

McNulty affair a crisis for Enda Kenny

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By David Davin-Power, Political Correspondent It’s no exaggeration to say the John McNulty affair has presented Enda Kenny with his biggest political crisis since the coup against his leadership four years ago. And it’s a crisis that’s all the worse … Continue reading

A bruising start for the banking inquiry

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By RTÉ’s Political Correspondent David Davin-Power It has been a bruising couple of weeks for the embryo banking inquiry. First the Government put the ball in its own net with its shambolic handling of the nominations from the Seanad. Then Fianna … Continue reading

Enda Kenny to turn focus to Cabinet reshuffle

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Enda Kenny’s Government is in deep trouble and next month’s reshuffle might be the last chance he has to get it back on track. Changes that are too modest – or worse still, botched – could see the Coalition come … Continue reading

From Gallipoli to the GPO – remembering sacrifice on Anzac Day

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There can be few more peaceful graveyards in Dublin than Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue. Opened by the British in the 1840s, the remains of over 100 soldiers who died on Dublin’s streets in 1916 are interred there, as well … Continue reading

PSNI’s highest ranking female officer leaves the stage

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To lunch with retiring PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie at the end of a week which saw policing side, back and centre stage. Much interest, naturally in whether she might be interested in a certain vacancy in Dublin; her … Continue reading