Is Fianna Fáil Finished?

Is Fianna Fáil Finished?

The Sunday Times opinion poll last weekend showed that Fianna Fáil’s support has fallen to a two year low – and that they are now 13% behind Fine Gael. They now languish behind Sinn Féin as the third most popular party. This poll demonstrates why the party which has...
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...
Feelings Versus Freedom: The New Censorship

Feelings Versus Freedom: The New Censorship

In response to the comments raised by the Minister for the Diaspora and International Development regarding John Waters’ speech at the University of Notre Dame, Hugh Treacy takes to task the ever-increasing “feelings based” censorship. John Waters...
Considering Cosgrave

Considering Cosgrave

Discreet as he was about politics in later years, the record of the late Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave, and the platforms on which he stood, speak volumes for him. Indeed, his personal conduct and the values to which he fiercely held, could well be a template for a modern...