Conflating the revolution with Stalin’s atrocities is misguided and facile, Rory O’Neill arguesRory O'Neill
“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 …
Despite current student activism evidenced in numerous campaigns, Aidan Carolan finds that party politics are all but dead on campusEditor
“It’s clear that there will be no significant progress until the day comes when new ideas, not just new suits, are voted in.”
Maybe it was fate that on Monday of Freshers’ Week, when I was at my most wide-eyed …
While student housing and higher education funding were addressed in today’s budget, the government declined to offer any major policy initiative to really tackle these problems.Bláithín Sheil
Having digested today’s budget, one can’t escape the underlying feeling that it provides short term solutions to long term problems. The government today showed a reluctance to commit to particular approach to student housing, and higher education funding. While this …
On foot of recent events, it is not unthinkable to question the survival of the Social Democrats as a viable political entity in the DáilEditor
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 electionEditor
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.Riain Fitzsimons
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.
After having been let down by Labour, can young voters trust another party to dance with the proverbial devil? Absolutely.Editor
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 …
Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality.Conor Scully
Last 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 …
The Taoiseach is set to publicly announce the decision on Wednesday, following weeks of rumoured coalition discord on the topicRiain Fitzsimons
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce the polling day for the upcoming general election tomorrow, further delaying the decision. The decision comes down to a choice between Thursday 25 or Friday 26 February, with Friday being considered as …
Our writers consider the policies of parties old and new in what will be the first election many students are eligible to vote inEditor
Our writers consider the policies of parties old and new in what will be the first election many students are eligible to vote in.
Click on the party names below to view our assessment of them.