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, […]

The Many Faces of Stephen Donnelly

  Independent beginnings   ‘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 2011. The Dundrum-native had decided to run as an independent in […]

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.

Social Democrats’ warning to government parties to “beware the young vote” not reflected in Trinity students’ poll results

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.

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.

Social Democrats plan to set up Trinity society

Potential members encouraged to use the society as a platform to campaign on internal college issues

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