Damn the Consequences?

Martin O’Donnell explores the recent controversies surrounding parliamentary privilege and assesses how far the privilege should extend

Leaders’ Questions is usually something of a theatrical affair in the Dáil. Like its counterpart in the UK, Prime Minister’s Question Time, it has an element of “Punch and Judy” to it, although perhaps without the rowdiness of our British


The Silent Liberals

As the world watches with dismay at the ongoing shambles of the Trump presidency and as the Irish political system looks set for a new election, spare a thought for the issue of Traveller ethnicity

The myth that Traveller origins can be dated to the famine was dealt a death blow early in February when a genetics study on Irish Travellers revealed that they split from the main Irish population approximately 360 years ago. This