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Zappone appointment reveals deep-seated hostility toward transparency in Leinster House

With this event, the government has shown that neither honesty nor fairness is a priority.

At the height of the most severe health and housing crises in the state’s history, one might be surprised to find that the topic presently dominating political discourse in Ireland is the attempted appointment of former minister Katherine Zappone as

Drug users deserve dignity, not NIMBYism

The High Court’s decision to reject planning for a supervised injection facility will only cause further harm.

On Thursday, the High Court rejected a plan to open what would be Ireland’s first legal drug injection centre on Merchant’s Quay. Concerns about the proposed centre’s proximity to a local school were raised, with the school claiming this would

Ivana Bacik takes seat in Dublin Bay South bye-election following Fine Gael’s disastrous campaign

Housing was identified as the key issue of this election, with Geoghegan failing to keep the seat, even in Fine Gael’s stronghold.

The Dublin Bay South bye-election results are now in, seeing Senator Ivana Bacik of the Labour party win the seat left vacant by Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy. Fine Gael opted to run James Geoghegan, a comparatively unknown figure in national

An “outdoor summer” is meaningless without access to public spaces

The combination of over-policing and a lack of public facilities has made for a poor start to the government’s “outdoor summer.”

In the past week, Dublin has been decorated with new, bright posters of young people extolling the virtues of an “outdoor summer”. Yet, if the controversy during the last week has shown us anything, it is that the very idea

The new vaccine rollout plan largely ignores the plight of young workers on the frontline

As non-essential retail begins to open in the coming months, it will become increasingly clear that frontline workers have been let down by the government

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every single person in the country. Many have lost jobs, been isolated from loved ones and many are feeling the effects of one of the longest lockdowns in the world. Students are no different. However,

College must act to implement a specific sexual misconduct and assault policy

With matters relating to sexual misconduct currently encompassed in the Dignity and Respect policy, College needs to develop and implement specific policy for assault

The topic of consent has been brought to the fore in recent years, particularly in the wake of the Me Too movement which sparked discussions about the prevalence of sexual misconduct in all echelons of society. College campuses are in