Mary Lou and the Neutering of Sinn Féin

Mary Lou and the Neutering of Sinn Féin

For generations born before the Good Friday Agreement the name Sinn Féin engenders a certain level of well warranted disgust. As the former political wing of a paramilitary organisation Sinn Féin is unusual for a Western European democracy, and only over the past ten...
The MacGill Controversy: A Storm in a Bubble

The MacGill Controversy: A Storm in a Bubble

In the midst of the biggest housing crisis in the history of the state, the longest ever hospital waiting lists, and the potential outcomes for Ireland in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, you might think that an obscure political summer school in rural Donegal would...
Lawless Ireland: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Lawless Ireland: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Something is seriously wrong. The strangulation and beating of an 18-year-old teenage boy, the abduction and strangulation of a 24-year-old waitress, the savage beating and killing of a 14-year-old schoolgirl, and now the triple shooting at a Bray boxing club all...
The Pence Rule

The Pence Rule

On February 6th, Cheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, authored a post discussing the ‘Mike Pence Rule.’ The Pence rule is Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to eat alone with a woman other than his wife, and his refusal to attend events that serve alcohol unless his...