As Agence France-Presse correspondent I covered Irish politics, including the 2016 general election and the landmark referendum to legalise gay marriage.
— Naomi O’Leary (@NaomiOhReally) May 22, 2015
I wrote about the Healy Rae family and the dynastic aspect of Irish politics, where seats in parliament are often passed down in the same families for generations. It’s a “startling element” of the political system, according to political science professor Gail McElroy.
So I wrote a story about Ireland’s political dynasties and the growing Healy Rae “family service” of County Kerry https://t.co/g9jxMpBQtU
— Naomi O’Leary ⚡️ (@NaomiOhReally) February 25, 2016
I spoke to Ireland’s Gerry Adams for AFP ahead of an election he hoped would be history for his Sinn Féin party, as voters angry at years of austerity turned away from centrist parties.
Gerry Adams rides anti-austerity wave in Ireland vote https://t.co/gZrLTmNUgP
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) February 23, 2016
I reported on a series of shootings on ordinary Dublin streets, followed by threats to journalists, that shocked a nation ahead of a general election.
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) February 25, 2016