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    Default Best Political Analyst of Our Time

    Who really is the best political analyst of our time, possible contenders include:

    Noel Whealan

    Stephen Collins

    Vincent Browne

    Olivia O'Leary

    Rodney Rice

    Harry McGee

    Ted Nealon


    Obviously there are many others from TV, radio and print that could be added to this list as well as those who embrace the new media here on the internet.

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    Mary Frances off P.ie is.. haven't you been reading the threads at all

    Most of the ones you mentioned are generally crap.. every one of them has a bias

    Perhaps Vincent Browne though, he seems to be biased for and against everybody, all in short spaces of time

    I still go with Mary Frances though
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    Has to be Noel Whealan but John Waters did call it spot on during late late debate. I wonder did Eamon Dunphy ever pay him the 500 after the bet they had on air that night?

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    My pick would have to be Oliva O'Leary she has been a consistent performer down through the years. Her performances on Today Tonight and other RTE current affairs programmes were ahead of their time. She displayed a real knowledge and understanding of the issues and the politics. Her print work has always been of a superior standard and bringing it up to the present her radio columns for Drivetime / 5-7 live have been both thought provoking and to the point and she always seems to have her finger on the pulse.

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    Mary Frances of course.
    And she (or he) doesn't charge us which is more than you can say for the other lot.

    Although none of the others go around saying "look at me, I'm great", it has to be said.
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    David Davin Power every day and twice on Sunday. Followed by Noel Whelan. Lots of the rest just shoot their mouth off and become stale. A political analyst needs a brain, access and experience.

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    Noel Whelan just spouts FF propaganda. He's just been fortunate to be doing so when FF are doing well. You can get it right by accident, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Mary Frances off P.ie is.. haven't you been reading the threads at all
    ROC it was in response to the discussion on the lovely Mary on the thread which she humbly started herself that I opened up this thread before she recieves her coronation I thought it might be appropriate for us to discuss if there were any other contenders out there on the slim chance that the crown would not automatically be hers.

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    The best Irish political analyst of all time was Ted Nealon.
    He used to predict elections with pinpoint accuracy in the '70s, until he joined Fine Gael and ran for the Dail (sucessfully). His judgement then became hopelessly clouded.


    I don't know anyone who came anywhere near predicting this election.
    Follow the link below for the results of my competition.
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