Category Archives: Public Affairs

Meet the Media

Mícheál Ó Leidhin is a political correspondent with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. A native of south Kerry, he is a graduate of NUI Galway and previously worked as a reporter for TG4....

Dáil 100: Centenary of Dáil Éireann

January 2019 marks the centenary of the first public sitting of Dáil Éireann. Ciarán Galway speaks with Houses of the Oireachtas Head of Communications Derek Dignam about the planned programme of commemorative...

Armistice centenary

November 1918 may have marked the end of ‘the war’, however, it was not the end of ‘war’ in Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast’s Marie Coleman writes. At 0600 on 11 November 1918,...

Fine Gael Ard Fheis: Election ready

At its 79th Ard Fheis, Fine Gael launched the second iteration of its “rolling political programme”, this time titled ‘Taking Ireland Forward Together’. Ciarán Galway attends and gauges the mood of a...

Trades Union desk

A just transition to a low carbon economy is the only sustainable response to the threat posed to communities and workers by climate change. ICTU’s Macdara Doyle writes. In July 2012, several...

Motions of confidence

The ability to pass a confidence motion or a supply (budget) bill is the minimum support required for a government to survive and indicates whether it retains the support of a majority...

Single Use Plastics Directive

Single use plastic products are symptomatic of a wider economic model based upon consumer-fuelled resource exploitation. The Single Use Plastics Directive is one component in the battle to stymie rampant consumerism and...