Alex Kane

Alex Kane

Political writer/commentator and Sherlock Holmes buff. Trifles, curious incidents, unhappy dogs and a trout in the milk are always of significance.[...]

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Alex Kane: The self-styled political establishment can no longer ignore Sinn Fein

Alex Kane: The self-styled political establishment can no longer ignore Sinn Fein

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In Northern Ireland there is a legal requirement for Sinn Féin to be included in the executive; which is why Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil didn't appear to have any difficulty in bringing whatever influence they had into supporting the efforts of Julian Smith and Simon Coveney to reboot the assembly a few weeks ago.
Alex Kane: Seamus Mallon leaves legacy of commitment to building better shared place

Alex Kane: Seamus Mallon leaves legacy of commitment to building better shared place

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THE last time I spoke to Seamus Mallon was on April 26 2019 when we were interviewed by RTE's Miriam O'Callaghan about the likelihood of Simon Coveney and Karen Bradley (and, as I always say, go ahead and Google the name if you need to be reminded who she was) being able to kick-start the talks process and reboot the Assembly.

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