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Thursday 1 October, 2020

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 9,968 Views 13 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

Sunday 14 April, 2013

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?

Apr 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 153 Views 170 Comments

The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.

Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?
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# Opinion

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?

Dec 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 305 Views 63 Comments

Gary Murphy looks at Ireland’s history of ‘stroke politics’ and asks: should we simply accept that this is the way things will always work?