Conflating the revolution with Stalin’s atrocities is misguided and facile, Rory O’Neill argues
“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 …
‘He had argued in late 2014 that there was a need for new political parties, as the “traditional parties” had led Ireland “to the abyss”’
Stephen Donnelly entered the Irish political scene to the surprise of many in …
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
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 …
Seán Ó Deoráin analyses the current political landscape in the wake of the general election
And so, the dust settles on another Irish general election. Or has it? The results of February’s poll means that the Irish electorate could be facing into a prolonged period of political uncertainty. Gone are the days when the “internal …
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.
Trinity’s Politics Society held their general election debate involving student party representatives yesterday evening. Young Fine Gael (YFG) , Ógra Fianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Féin, The Social Democrats and People Before Profit/Anti Austerity Alliance (PBP/AAA) were the parties represented.
While parties such as the Social Democrats are relying on Ireland’s young demographic to challenge government powers, Fine Gael was the most popular party among Trinity students, according to a recent poll.
Social Democrats candidates have warned traditional parties to “beware the young vote” at yesterday’s launch of their youth manifesto.
Rises to the student contribution charge, despite the Labour party’s 2011 manifesto commitment to keeping it at the original rate of …
After having been let down by Labour, can young voters trust another party to dance with the proverbial devil? Absolutely.
In the last five years, Ireland’s students have borne the brunt of the harsh policies of austerity implemented by the outgoing Fine Gael and Labour government. Increased student fees, reductions in maintenance grants and cutbacks within universities have all left …
Potential members encouraged to use the society as a platform to campaign on internal college issues
The recently formed Social Democrats spoke to supporters in the GMB on Monday about plans to establish party affiliated societies within Trinity and other universities. Former USI president Joe O’Connor and Trinity alumna Hannah McCarthy led the informal proceedings.