Category Archives: Public Affairs

Talking points: Sinéad Goldrick

In recent years, Dublin’s Sinéad Goldrick has become one of the LGFA’s most recognisable faces. Ciarán Galway meets with the five-time All Star, All-Ireland winner and telecommunication marketing professional to discuss empowerment...

TRADES UNION desk

The issue of bogus self-employment is back in the news. ICTU’s Macdara Doyle unpacks the detrimental impact such practice has on workers. Over recent weeks, RTÉ’s Drivetime carried a series of stories...

Ard fheiseanna

In the aftermath of a quick succession of party ard fheiseanna, eolas reflects on the relative standings of what now constitute ‘the big three’ in Leinster House. As the high tide of...

Liam Cosgrave 1920-2017

In October 2017, former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave succumbed to long-term illness. eolas reflects on his life. Born in April 1920, an alumnus of Synge Street CBS, Castleknock College and King’s Inns, Liam...

Every Woman

Orla O’Connor, Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Ireland’s largest women’s membership organisation, advocates for the pursuit of a consensus that prioritises the healthcare needs of women and girls. Every...

Trades Union desk

It may come as a surprise to learn that for more than a century social housing in Ireland was successfully constructed, provided and maintained by local authorities. ICTU’s Macdara Doyle writes. It...

Constituency recommendations know no bounds

Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, has been presented with the Constituency Commission’s report on Dáil and European Parliament constituencies. The Oireachtas is obligated to review constituencies at least once...

SME Brexit preparation

Neil McDonnell, Chief Executive of the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (ISME) advises businesses to prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and only then think about a soft Brexit....

From dissensions: Gerry Adams, TD

In 2017, Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin, eclipsed Éamon de Valera’s record 33 years as figurehead of an Irish political party. Ciarán Galway visits Leinster House ahead of the summer recess...