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# Lise Hand

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Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'
“Behind every headline, at the heart of the story but not part of the story, are journalists.”
Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break
Lise Hand says Labour members hoping the leadership race would revive the party must be wondering if they accidentally ran over a family of black cats.
Lise Hand: We might get a female taoiseach but gender balance stays stubbornly skewed
Ireland had six crucial decades when the nation was being shaped where women were absent from the top table of government. But what now?, asks Lise Hand.
Lise Hand: Reckoning day as 531 candidates put themselves at the mercy of democracy
Lise Hand looks back at the four-week campaign and towards a bloody count.
# Podcast
The Explainer Live: How does Ireland get the politicians it has?
For our first live recording of The Explainer, guests Lise Hand, Gary Murphy and Adrian Kavanagh chatted to Sinéad O’Carroll.
# ge2020
Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'
A behind-the-scenes look at last night’s RTÉ Leaders’ Debate.
Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'
The party was a bit flat and the Prime Minister was not often spotted. Lise Hand reports from London.
Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.
Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash
The bleak first week of the election campaign meant any moment of lighter drama was welcomed by all, writes Lise Hand.
Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk
Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.
Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins
Election candidates can find themselves at the mercy of the news cycle but they shouldn’t be blindsided by issues known to Joe Duffy and their canvassers, writes Lise Hand in her first column for