Labour in terminal decline?

A litany of broken promises, public rebellions and embarrassing cock-ups have left the Labour Party in disarray. Conor McGlynn questions whether Labour will be able to turn around their fortunes and avert catastrophe before electoral wipeout.

Face-off #1: Smoking ban

Alice Kinsella and Rachel Graham duke it out over whether College should follow UCD’s lead and ban smoking on-campus.

“I Didn’t Think of That”

Like many public buildings, College’s disability infrastructure is insufficient and incomplete. Rory
O’Donoghue slams the “I didn’t think of that” attitude but strikes a hopeful note for positive change
in the future.

The Papal Whip

Do priests, like politicians, have a duty to toe a party line? Ryan Connolly argues that just as political parties may expect their members to adhere to key beliefs, the Church also has a right to insist that its public representatives give an honest account of its teachings.

Sinead vs. Miley (vs. The Business)

As the “Sinead vs. Miley” feud trundles on, Áine O’Connell probes the issues behind the online spat, and asks whether the music industry’s sexualisation of women forces female stars to act out in a certain way.

The Marriage Equality Debate

Emma Heyn and Ryan Connolly argue for either side of the same-sex marriage debate.

Why honesty is the best policy when dealing with mental health

Dealing with a mental illness is tough enough, even without the stigma. Alice Kinsella advocates how honesty is always the best policy.

Why the Kim regime should start making better tv

Maurice John Casey examines the subversive effects of foreign television on North Korean society.

Children’s rights: law, theory and first ladies

‘The phrase “children’s rights” is a slogan in search of definition […] it does not yet reflect any coherent doctrine regarding the status of children as political beings. Asserting that children are entitled to rights and enumerating their needs does not clarify the difficult issues surrounding children’s legal status. These issues of family autonomy and […]

Ireland’s fright of the wild Greeks

Saying “Ireland is not Greece” is an exercise in the Saussurean semantics of negative differential relations. Manus Lenihan pulls the politics out from behind the rhetorical retreat.


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