Shane Ross
  • I back chelsea to beat Finian McGrath's Maribor . Should be a doddle!

  • Reactions contacting me so far on whether a)group of coherent independents or b)a new political party, favour independent alliance.

  • New party or group of like-minded radical independents?Tribal party politics promoted cronyism.Dail a theatre with party whips & guillotine

  • Where do Independents go now?Going on RTE's Week in Politics to discuss tomorrow.Must respond to voters' message in local and by-elections.

  • Tomorrow's Sindo Column:World markets' plunge could torpedoe Noonan's bulliish budget growth's message:growth to slow

  • " You will disappear,Minister" Joe Higgins to junior Lab minister O'Riordhan in Dail speech - reference to 2016 election.O'R sinks into seat

  • Catherine Murphy making great points on Prime Time now. She takes no Labour Party prisoners! GED Nash looks surprised!

  • Great maiden speeches from by- election victors Fitzmaurice &Murphy on Budget in Dail underline sea change in politics.Old parties retreat

  • Angela Merkel wrote the Budget this afternoon but we stuffed her in the game this evening . Sweet revenge .

  • Forget the Budget . Ireland have pulled fat out of fire ! Brilliant . Europe here we come .

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