Know a Backbencher: John Lyons TD for Dublin North West, Labour

John Lyons: Member, Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on Procedure and Privileges (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Joint Administration Committee (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: “our strategy of patient engagement with our EU … Read more Know a Backbencher: John Lyons TD for Dublin North West, Labour

Know a Backbencher: Regina Doherty TD for Meath East, Fine Gael

Regina Doherty: Member, Committee on Health and Children (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: “The new stability treaty constitutes a solid fiscal framework that would effectively discourage fiscal deviations and, eventually, lead to sound public finances.” Has spoken in 20 … Read more Know a Backbencher: Regina Doherty TD for Meath East, Fine Gael

Know a Backbencher: Michael McNamara TD for Clare, Labour

(Beginning a hopefully weekly series profiling the vast number of bums on seats you might never hear of in Dáil Eireann.) Michael McNamara: Member, Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: ““Your party is underwhelming.” Has spoken … Read more Know a Backbencher: Michael McNamara TD for Clare, Labour

Nick Clegg Caricature

I was talking to another cartoonist last week about how a lot of editorial cartoonists seem to have difficulty with Nick Clegg. He’s pretty nondescript, it’s the horror of the clean cut politician – there’s nothing really sticks out. We were discussing how you’ll probably see some kind of symbolic stand-in happening, similar to how … Read more Nick Clegg Caricature