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McGuire, Tom

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ISBN 10: 1847170315 / ISBN 13: 9781847170316
Published by O'Brien Press
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2007. Paperback. Clean copy. Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEX0213362

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Publisher: O'Brien Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This is your essential guide to the inside workings of politics, political procedures and elections in Ireland, from Ireland's leading commentators. Let RTE's political experts take you through the roles of: the tallymen, the campaign trail, the spin doctors, financing the elections, passing time in seanad, the leaders, the long counts and the political parties (big and small) and the Independents. With a constituency-by-constituency guide to the issues, personalities and local intrigue of the 2007 general election. Contents of this title include: Introduction by Tom McGuire; Reminiscences of an on-the-run Psephologist by John Bowman; Voting early and often by Tom McGurk; E-voting: dead or alive? By Sean O'Rourke; It's Showtime by Charlie Bird; Getting voting right by Cathal MacCoille; Not so PC by Pat Kenny; The Albert Factor by Fergal Keane; Beware of the Pundits by Derek David; Campaigns and Number-crunchers by Rodney Rice; Polls, parties and papers by Gerald Barry; Passing time in the Seanad by David Davin-Power; 'What's this scam all about?' (or how Mountjoy prison is preparing for the prisoners' first ballot) by Aine Lawlor; The 29th Dail by Brian Dowling; Introduction to the Constituencies by Rachael English; Constituency maps; and, The Constituencies, A-Z by Rachael English and Nick Coffey.

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Tom McGuire was born in Longford and educated at St Mel's College, Longford and St Patrick's College, Maynooth, County Kildare. His career as a journalist began in 1990 with Radio Kerry, where he was employed as a current affairs presenter and as Head of News. In 1993 he joined RTAe in its Cork studios where his roles included those of radio presenter, radio producer and reporter on the 'Nationwide' television programme. In 1999 he was appointed Current Affairs Editor of RTE Radio 1 and is currently Regional Editor of RTAe Radio 1. He won the PPI Documentary of the Year Award in 2004 for 'The Siege of Jadotville'. Among his production credits are the 'Grassroots' series on local government and the RTE Radio 1 series 'The Constituencies'.

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