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Security in the age of killer robots

The definition of ‘autonomy’ and the blurring of boundaries between legitimate use and abuse stand in the way of an agreed consensus on the future of lethal robots. Birgit Schippers, a visiting...

Mná na hÉireann

Throughout the course of 2018, the Oireachtas will mark the centenary of the passage of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, which extended the franchise to some Irish women, and the...

A multifaceted role

Peter Finnegan, the Clerk of Dáil Éireann and Secretary General of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service, discusses his role and how the running of national parliament has changed over recent years....

Women and politics in Ireland since 1918

February 2018 marked the centenary of some women achieving the right to vote in parliamentary elections in Britain and Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast’s Yvonne Galligan and Marie Coleman write. The Representation of...

Political Platform

Kathleen Funchion was first elected to Kilkenny County Council as a Sinn Féin representative in 2009 before being returned as a TD for Carlow-Kilkenny in 2016. A graduate of the American College,...

TRADES UNION desk

  Strip away the glitter and the sleek PR and it quickly becomes apparent that there is something fundamentally Dickensian about the much-vaunted ‘gig economy’. ICTU’s Macdara Doyle writes. In fact, as...

Meet the MEDIA

Ellen Coyne is a senior Ireland journalist with The Times and The Times Irish edition. The Dungarvan native graduated from the University of South Wales prior to a three-year stint with BBC...

David Murtagh: a blank canvas

Dublin keeps on changing. For several years now, innocuous and dreary street furniture has been transformed as a wave of technicolour renewal sweeps across the city. Ciarán Galway meets with Dublin Canvas...