Comment

The more things change, the more they stay the same

In the run-up to the assembly elections in Northern Ireland, Patrick Higgins looks at the current relationship between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

COMMENT

The praise of Martin McGuiness upon his withdrawal from frontline politics from unionists and nationalists alike, along with comments made by Gerry Adams about the advancement of a “new generation” upon the promotion of Michele O’Neill of Sinn Fein made …

News

Green Party introduces bill prohibiting microbeads and microplastics to Dáil next week

Bans have already been made in the Netherlands, Canada, the US and the UK

NEWS

“Through investigations over the last five years, some of which pioneered by the NGO ‘Beat the Microbead’, it has been found that micro-beads both pollute water supplies and pose a risk to maritime life which ingests these plastic beads.”

 

Ireland

Comment

After Stephen Donnelly, what’s left?

On foot of recent events, it is not unthinkable to question the survival of the Social Democrats as a viable political entity in the Dáil

COMMENT

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