Category Archives: Public Affairs

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...

Meet the Media

Upon graduating from UCD (where he was the Deputy Editor of the University Observer), Gavan Reilly spent three years with the TheJournal.ie. Recently he left Today FM after a four-year stint to...

Political Platform

Kate O’Connell TD Kate O’Connell has been a Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay South since 2016. A pharmacist by trade, she was a Dublin City councillor from 2014 to 2016. How...

Opportunities for the island of Ireland

Serious discussions of Brexit tend to focus on the likely negative consequences for the island economy. Feared threats to island economic and political wellbeing tend to dominate, rather than any wider international...

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...