Blog Posts by Ray Donoghue

The longest night

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In his final blog from Washington DC,  RTÉ News Deputy Foreign Editor Anthony Murnane reflects on the events of voting day and looks ahead to the second term for President Barack Obama. And so the ‘longest night’ comes to an … Continue reading

World’s media descend on US capital

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Anthony Murnane, Deputy Foreign Editor, is in Washington where he assesses the situation facing the country’s 133 million likely voters on Election Day. Washington is a bustling city around election time. The world’s media has descended in ‘the Nation’s Capital’ … Continue reading

Virginia crucial to Romney’s battle plan

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By Robert Shortt in Virginia It’s quiet, cold and the sun is shining. Washington DC is eerily calm. It’s a professional city, full of ambitious people caught up in the cut and thrust of politics and all of its attendant … Continue reading

Every vote counts in swing states

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By Cian McCormack in Virginia It’s been a gruelling campaign, not just for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but also for the armies of volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes. In Virginia, the Democrats are getting to the doorsteps by … Continue reading

Result is not expected to be clear cut

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By Anthony Murnane, Deputy Foreign Editor, who is en route to Washington DC to help cover the US elections for RTÉ News special programmes output. In his first blog, he wonders what mood awaits him in the US. At immigration clearance … Continue reading

The ‘voodoo’ of venture capital

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in San Francisco The Government has announced an investment of around €60 million in a venture capital fund, aimed at putting money into Irish companies and also getting the venture capital firms to set up … Continue reading

Romney takes lead to New Hampshire

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in New Hampshire So after Iowa, there’s New Hampshire. This tiny state has a better track record in predicting the winner of the nomination process than the midwest state and there is a lot at … Continue reading

Razor thin win for Mitt Romney in Iowa

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent,  in Iowa So after a pedestrian campaign that hadn’t caught alight, finally the American Presidential marathon is underway with a bit of pizzazz and a razor thin win for Mitt Romney. He hadn’t done much … Continue reading

For a dull election, this is quite interesting!

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Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in Iowa As the candidates keep up their hectic schedules in the final hours of the Iowa Caucuses, a picture of some sort is becoming clear. First, Mitt Romney appears to be doing quite well. Becky … Continue reading