Category Archives: Public Affairs

Marshalling against Brexit

In April this year, an Armagh dairy farmer became the first northern unionist to be elected to Seanad Éireann. Ciarán Galway meets with Senator Ian Marshall in Leinster House for a broad...

Unprecedented presidency

In spite of some resistance to a Presidential Election among the commentariat, the contest for Áras an Uachtaráin is on. The date for election has been set for 26 October 2018. eolas...

Media materialism

How might reality television influence your concerns for the less fortunate? Rodolfo Leyva from the Department of Media and Communications in the London School of Economics writes. At first glance, the question...

Global Liveability: Dublin’s standing

Now in its 14th consecutive year, The Economist’s Global Liveability Index for 2018 has been published. eolas considers where Ireland stands relative to its European neighbours and beyond. Compiled through extensive research...

Fourth estate: Poachers turned game keepers

Ministerial ‘special advisers’, formerly referred to as ‘programme managers’, are generally utilised as administrative assistants to provide political coordination in pursuit of the Government’s objectives. In recent months, several high-profile journalists have...

Bring back the guillotine

Once censured by critics as a government tool to prematurely curtail parliamentary debate, since the abolition of the guillotine, Dáil proceedings have now swung to the other extreme whereby filibustering has, on...