The eve of St. Patrick’s Day saw Social Democrats Counsellor Gary Gannon launch the second issue of the international magazine, Trinity Frontier. In opening his address, Gannon joked about the great task ahead of him: a local politician, whose daily activities revolve around housing and potholes, asked to discuss the global issues facing us […]
Leaders’ Questions is usually something of a theatrical affair in the Dáil. Like its counterpart in the UK, Prime Minister’s Question Time, it has an element of “Punch and Judy” to it, although perhaps without the rowdiness of our British neighbours. As central as it is to Irish politics, it can seem timid and boring. […]
The myth that Traveller origins can be dated to the famine was dealt a death blow early in February when a genetics study on Irish Travellers revealed that they split from the main Irish population approximately 360 years ago. This provided more proof that Travellers, while Irish, were still a distinct ethnic group within the […]
“Fossil fuels are going nowhere,” stated a hesitant Enda Kenny confronted by Deirdre Duff from Fossil Free TCD during Freshers’ Week this year. He went on to say that the €72m worth of public money invested in multinational energy companies such as Peabody Energy (which went bankrupt this year) were: “very good investments”. […]
The Taoiseach is set to publicly announce the decision on Wednesday, following weeks of rumoured coalition discord on the topic
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressed the Phil at the yearly inaugural last week.
Tommy Gavin analyses the culture of secrecy in Irish government, and investigates one possible solution.