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.

COMMENTLast week, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar gave an interview to the Irish Independent, which makes for unsettling reading. In it, he speaks of how increasing the resources allocated to hospitals would actually lead to a worse service overall, as …


Queering the knot: marriage equality and the state

On the cusp of Ireland’s long-awaited referendum, Conor Scully interrogates what it would mean for the LGBT community to buy into the institution of marriage.

comment1Next spring, Ireland will finally hold a referendum to decide on marriage equality for same-sex couples. For many, this represents the culmination of decades of hard work and advocacy by fearless campaigners fighting for the basic rights of the LGBT+ …