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A Brief History Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians stem from a number of places, but if we set aside the biblical ancestry of Isaac and Ishmael, the conflict is primarily a land dispute: both Palestine and Israel claim the same area as their…

Will We See A Purple Texas In The American Midterm Elections?

On Tuesday the 6th of November US citizens will head to the polls to elect candidates to the Upper Chamber of Congress. Currently, there are 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats and 2 independent senators; giving the Republicans a majority vote. However,…

Opinion: Negative Democracy Is On The Rise

Negative Democracy refers to the rising fad where members of a democracy decide to vote against something instead of voting for it. Negative democracy was ubiquitous in the last American election and we all know how that turned out. Some…

Brexit: Deal Or No Deal, Time Is Running Out

This month saw an interesting dance playing out in Brussels, with United Kingdom Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab making a last minute and unexpected trip to Brussels. Many suspected that this was a sign of a breakthrough in negotiations, hopes that…

There’s No Place Like Home

Unfortunately, the dark reality facing a lot of people across the country is that having a home is simply out of their reach. Hopes that the government would address the housing crisis in this year’s budget was playing on lots…

God and Climate Change

People are ubiquitously using religion as a subconscious excuse for the effects that climate change is having on the earth. Religion seeks to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. It attempts to provide the answers to life’s…

Inside Brazil’s Most Divisive Election Contest

On October 7th, Brazilians will go to polls to vote in the first round of their presidential election and the campaign has been a turbulent one, to say the least. It is Brazil’s most contested election ever, with a record…

What Does BusConnects Mean For Dublin?

When we think about Dublin Bus most of us have mixed feelings, who can forget the time the bus driver slammed the door in your face and pulled off just as you were about to get on?, or equally, the…

Entschuldigung, vous ablo EU? A Case For A Common EU Language

It is time for the EU to develop a common language. We already have a common market; a common currency and we can freely travel to any country within the EU. However, what we don’t have is the ability to…

Opinion: Irexit party are the wrong people, but they’re starting the right debate

Two weeks ago Ireland saw the launch of the ‘Irexit: Freedom to Prosper’ party,  UKIP clone in all but name. While a courtesy glance at their Twitter feed will reveals a nativism typical of most Eurosceptic parties, they also throw…

Who are the Presidential hopefuls and how do they get elected?

With the 26th of October the date of the next presidential election drawing closer and closer and the presidential nominations closing on the 26th of September, the race to be the 10th president of Ireland has well and truly begun….

Brexit: The End of British Foreign Policy

 Britain is an island nation in every sense: geographically, culturally, and politically. As an island nation, Britain is protected by the English Channel, but these 22 miles of sea do not render it invulnerable. The Channel presents a major obstacle…