Varadkar would be an exclusionary Taoiseach

If Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach, it might seem to mark a positive step in Irish politics. A young, openly gay man with a name far from the traditional titles encountered in the Irish political arena will be in the top political position in Ireland. In reality, little will change in Ireland’s conservative, centrist political mindset […]

Why the October Revolution should be commemorated

  “It is vital that we learn from the Russian Revolution, understand its virtues, and more importantly its failures”   Dublin City Council, as part of their 2017 commemorations programme, have allocated €30,000 towards work on the Communist Party of Ireland archives in advance of the centenary of the October Revolution this year. This is, […]

Budget: Minority government offers short-term solutions for long-term problems

Having digested today’s budget, one can’t escape the underlying feeling that it provides short term solutions to long term problems. The government today showed a reluctance to commit to particular approach to student housing, and higher education funding. While this may be expected, given the volatile nature of a minority government, this budget has failed […]

After Stephen Donnelly, what’s left?

It’s hard to believe it is just over 6 months ago that Stephen Donnelly was hoisted to roaring electoral success on foot of 14,348 first preference votes in his home constituency of Wicklow. He was, until last week, one of the three joint members of the emerging force in Ireland, the Social Democrats. In the […]

Are we going forward?

Seán Ó Deoráin analyses the current political landscape in the wake of the general election

Pol Soc general election debate: Campaign narrative is adhered to as opposition promise to rectify Fine Gael and Labour’s failures

The event, held on Tuesday in the Swift Theatre, saw the Green Party, Sinn Féin, Social Democrats and AAA/PBP fighting to appeal to students’ social conscience on education funding, climate change and the eighth amendment, while Renua’s Tim Graham stated the topics were less than preferable.

Should students really vote for the Social Democrats?

After having been let down by Labour, can young voters trust another party to dance with the proverbial devil? Absolutely.

Whose recovery is it, anyway?

Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality

Relief for student voters as election date expected to be announced for Friday 26 February

The Taoiseach is set to publicly announce the decision on Wednesday, following weeks of rumoured coalition discord on the topic

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