What is a Hung Parliament?

The aftermath of the British snap election last week brought with it a plethora of memes, each with varying ranges of hilarity, an estimated youth turnout of 69% and of course, a somewhat confounding result that can be characterised by the term “hung parliament.” This term was for many as unclear as the reasoning behind […]

Trying to understand a UK general election awash with confusion

Whatever individual, company or special taskforce has been charged with formulating party messaging in this general election, all of their work be traced back to one original source. That is Original Source, the shower gel manufacturers, the company with a branding team so assured of their product’s worth that every bottle celebrates its own exuberant […]

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 […]

The coup against Corbyn is a necessary evil to save the Labour party and British politics

The decision by the British people to leave the European Union was a seismic one, the consequences of which are beginning to be felt already, in spite of the fact that it will be at least two years until the UK actually leaves. Nearly immediately after the result was known on Friday morning, David Cameron […]

Ivana Bacik returned to the Seanad on the thirteenth count

Bacik took 18% of first preference votes, coming second behind fellow incumbent David Norris

Are we going forward?

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

HEAD TO HEAD: Is Corbyn to blame for Labour’s problems?

Rory O’Sullivan and Rory O’Neill go Head to Head on Labour’s controversial leader

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

A student voter’s guide to the general election

Our writers consider the policies of parties old and new in what will be the first election many students are eligible to vote in

Budget analysis: helping key constituencies the government hopes will support them come election

With historically low voter turnout among under 25s during elections, there simply wasn’t much incentive to tackle the current issues facing students

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