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...
The War Hawk Has Landed in Trinity

The War Hawk Has Landed in Trinity

This Friday, one of the strongest supporters of America’s many destructive wars in the Middle East will be visiting Trinity College Dublin. It is rare for Trinity College Dublin to entertain a former politician with such deep connections to corporate America and Wall...
The Death and Resurrection of Catholic Ireland

The Death and Resurrection of Catholic Ireland

Last month’s referendum result brought with it much discussion relating to the apparent demise of Catholic Ireland. Indeed, the comprehensive nationwide victory, the overwhelming support for unrestricted abortion among young voters and the raucous celebrations at...