The Final 100 Days

The 2016 Presidential Election is something I’ve never witnessed before. And honestly, I just can’t fathom it. The Republican Party have selected as their candidate Donald J. Trump, despite most pundits claiming he wouldn’t get out of the primaries. This is a man who, much to the aghast and outrage of even his own party members, openly attacks the families of fallen soldiers, is openly … Continue reading The Final 100 Days

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The May Ministry

The composition of Theresa May’s first cabinet is now known. Her decisions in her appointments, which were announced over two days, were ruthless and steely. She dispensed with Cameron loyalists and those who crossed her when she was a Home Secretary. In their places she promoted those who supported her leadership bid, who were prominent Brexit backers, or who loyally served her in the Home Office. … Continue reading The May Ministry

Britain's Home Secretary, Theresa May, leaves after attending a cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May

With the installment today of Home Secretary Theresa May as the new leader of the Conservative Party, it is all but confirmed that the MP for Maidenhead will succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She becomes the second ever female British Prime Minister after the groundbreaking “Iron Lady” Baroness Margaret Thatcher who served from 1979 to 1990. May’s accession to the role comes 9 … Continue reading Prime Minister Theresa May

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The Black Dog

I’ve written before on my battles with depression. I’ve been in some incredibly dark places. I’ve had suicidal thoughts. My anxiety has overwhelmed me like an ocean of grief and melancholy sometimes and, well, I’ve done some things I’ve now come to regret. It sucks, suffering from depression, and it’s not an illness that can be fixed like a broken leg or a dodgy heart … Continue reading The Black Dog

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The Lure of the Social Democrats

In the general election on the 26th of February this year, I will be very proud to give my #1 preference to the local Social Democrats candidate, Niall Ó Tuathail. Since joining his campaign team a number of weeks ago, I have been delighted to help convince the people of Galway West-South Mayo to follow my lead and place our trust in him. I’m not … Continue reading The Lure of the Social Democrats