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Opinion: Fine Gael’s Contradictory Approach To Climate Action

The gap between what Ireland is practising and preaching when it comes to our climate policy has become glaring obviously over the last year. As the warnings become more dire, and the effects of extreme weather events become more apparent,…

Explainer: Why Ireland is on course for a Christmas Election

Ireland is hurtling towards a General Election. Things seem to have escalated rapidly and both side of the Dáil have drawn the battle lines. Barring a sudden moment of clarity on the part of our politicians, we will have a…

Opinion: Budget Blinded by Ideology

Budget 2018 proved to be a very underwhelming affair laced with ideology. With very limited scope for spending increases as a result of EU Fiscal rules, recent failures to hit tax revenue targets, and an ideological need in Fine Gael…

Where do Political Parties Stand on the 8th Amendment?

The 8th Amendment and its future in the Constitution has been the most divisive political issue in Ireland for years. While there now appears to be a broad consensus across political parties that change is needed, the exact nature of…

Politics

Party Selection Conventions Give Rise to Drama of Election to Come

The slow summer months have seen the Irish political main stage fall quiet, with little entertainment emerging from the corridors of the Oireachtas. The real political drama has been taking place across the country from constituency to constituency, at each…

Conflict of ‘New’ and ‘Old’ Politics to Define Landscape of Next General Election

The Irish political landscape in the run up to the 2016 General Election is one defined by a tension between change and continuity. For the first time since the foundation of the state, the general election will not resemble an…