Category Archives: Public Affairs

Presidential referendum

The Government has committed to staging a referendum on an amendment to the Constitution which would enable Irish citizens who live outside of the State, including those residing in the North, to...

Direct rule and joint authority

Rick Wilford, a professor with Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Irish Politics, considers the elusive concept of joint authority amidst renewed political stalemate at Stormont. As Northern Ireland’s political leaders embark on...

Aogán Ó Fearghaíl: Cavan to Croker

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), a focal point of rural and urban communities alike, is perhaps one of the most renowned and enduring success stories of modern Ireland. Ciarán Galway visits Croke...

Changing Spain’s politics

During a visit to Madrid to examine how Spain handled the financial crisis, Owen McQuade and Dave Whelan met with Ivan Ayala, an economist with the country’s new radical political party Podemos....

Growing on Pinterest

UK and Ireland Country Manager for Pinterest, Adele Cooper, outlines the value of the platform to users and its appeal to brands and businesses. Addressing delegates at the Social Media Dublin 2017...

Martin McGuinness 1950 – 2016

After a decade of service as deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness retired from political life and was succeeded as leader of Sinn Féin’s Stormont contingent by Michelle O’Neill. Shortly after, on 21...

Meet the Media

A graduate of Trinity, Christine Bohan subsequently completed an MA in journalism at DCU. Having simultaneously freelanced with both the Sunday Tribune and The Irish Times for several years, she then assumed...

Political Platform

Jan O’Sullivan TD Jan O’Sullivan has been a TD for Limerick City since 1998. In the last Government she served as Minister for Education and Skills, having previously served as Minister of...

TRADES UNION desk

To date, we have a worrying lack of detail from the Government on key aspects of Brexit policy and strategy. ICTU’s Macdara Doyle writes. At some level this is understandable, given the...

The truth about child sex abuse

Maeve Lewis, a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience in leadership in the area of sexual abuse and Executive Director of One in Four, outlines the case for a national action plan...