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New biography of Enda Kenny to be launched tonight

RTE’s Sean O’Rourke will visit Mayo next Friday, November 2, to launch a new political biography of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The presenter of the RTE radio and television programmes, News At One and The Week in Politics, will be in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, at 6pm to launch the new book entitled Enda Kenny The Unlikely Taoiseach. The book is written by political journalist John Downing and published by Paperweight Publications. It tells the story of Enda Kenny’s 36-year-long political journey from Castlebar to Government Buildings, and his 10-year campaign to successfully overcome reverses, doubts, slights and an outright party mutiny, to become Taoiseach in March 2011.

Late PJ Morley praised as a decent and modest man by Fianna Fáil leader

The late PJ Morley (81) was laid to rest in Knock cemetery on Wednesday afternoon last after his funeral mass. Mr Morley served as a Fianna Fáil TD for 20 years from 1977 to 1997 for the Mayo East constituency and was one of the driving forces in securing Government backing for the construction of Knock Airport in the 1980s. He died at Mayo General Hospital last Sunday following a short illness and is survived by his immediate family, wife Mary, sons Enda, Patrick, and Brian and daughter Cathy; his sisters Mary, Rene, and Bridget.

Pots and kettles in Leinster House

It was a case of the pot calling the kettle black in the Dáil this week as the Moriarty Report was finally published and gave a damming account of how Esat Digifone was awarded the country’s second mobile phone licence with the help of former Fine Gael TD Michael Lowry.

Where’s the real Enda hiding?

GUBU. Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented. That’s how a period of turmoil involving Charlie Haughey was defined in the 1980s. It does not come close to describing events since Christmas.

On a Wing and a Prayer flies in…

From last April until now seems like the blink of an eye, but in that time a major brand new musical has been honed, cast, marketed and brought to the stage in the west of Ireland. Yes, the much-heralded dramatic musical in two acts, On a Wing and Prayer launched boldly into the public sphere for three nights last night Thursday, November 25 and will run until tomorrow Saturday November 27, at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar. And all in aid of a great cause, the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, and specifically for the Foundation’s Palliative Care Service.

The new Fianna Fáil in Galway

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A recently constructed report on the state of the Fianna Fáil organisation in urban areas throughout Ireland told party members something many already knew - cumann are largely inactive or non-existent in cities and large towns.

The Voice of Reason

I have received some correspondence over the last few months telling me that I am unbalanced in my column because I have an anti-Fianna Fail agenda. This would be one of the more moderate and considered communications. Others have not been quite so polite. To set the record straight here is my personal position.

We need to change our mindset, not just the political system

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“We cannot fix the economy without fixing the political system as well,” is a familiar refrain in Irish political discourse these days. The calamity of the economic collapse and the role of the political and associated systems in bringing it about, or at least in failing to act to prevent it, have focused minds on this matter.

The Kenny Bookshop and Gallery - seventy years a growing

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The Kenny Bookshop was founded in 1940 by Des and Maureen Kenny in the family home in High Street but nobody envisaged that 70 years later the family business would still be going stong and be a recognised ‘brand name’ across the globe.

Greed is our ruination

I’d be upset. Not that I’m not upset. But I’d be especially upset if I were a civil servant.

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