ne week ago, Sinn Féin were in the media crosshairs as a result of a scandal that saw party members posing as independent pollsters. In the week since, embattled Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had to come clean about his own election campaigns’ propensity for using paid students and even fake business cards in a similar capacity to portray non-existent market research companies to unsuspecting voters. By the time the Sunday Times released its latest poll yesterday, Sinn Féin had surged to a historic 10% lead over the party of Michael Collins.Read More A Moment In Time: How Sinn Féin Could Win It All
In 2020, much like 2016, America’s Democrats came to the election field riven by internal strife. A wide policy gulf festered between the Democrats’ progressive, left wing led by Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (and to a lesser extent Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren) and the Democratic old guard typified by household names like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the man who eventually went on to win the 2020 election, Joe Biden.Read More Solutionism Explains: Why Can’t Joe Biden Do Anything?
Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.
President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.Read More Trump in the Era of Social Media
Foreign Committee Policy Paper There is a general sense of shock seen in academia related to the Middle East that emerged in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011; yet is it evident that there various reasons as to why Middle East scholarship “missed” the warning signs that something was to come […]Read More Could the Arab Spring have been predicted?
A data analysis by Patrick Prizeman “To what extent does age affect left-right political orientation?” This article will look at left right political orientation and whether it affected by age or not. The data used in this article is from the Irish National Election Survey, based on exit polls at the 2016 General Election. In […]Read More Does age have an influence on an individual’s likelihood to lean left or right on the political spectrum?
The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]Read More Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s
One in nine people in the world were suffering from chronic malnourishment during 2014 – 2016. It is estimated that 795 million people are suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition globally today. Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food, (approximately a third of all that is produced), is wasted. Broken down, it is: 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of all cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat.Read More What Ireland needs to consider when it comes to banning food wastage?
Last night, RTE released a investigative documentary that was centered on the hospital waiting list scandal. –Click Here – Living On The List – RTE documentary via RTE player The RTE documentary ‘Living on a list’ featured patients who spend months and in some cases years waiting to get an appointment to see a doctor […]Read More Ireland’s hospital waiting list – Cut The List
All chemicals which came after 1976 are allowed enter the market unless the EPA can establish “unreasonable risk.” The agency only has 90 days to make a decision, who rarely have all the toxicity data it needs. Therefore all substances that the industry want to sell are allowed go on to the market.Read More Toxic chemical legislation is REACHing an all time low
The ‘Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement’ (CETA) is a free trade agreement currently being finalised between the EU and Canada. This agreement vies to reduce non-tariff barriers between the two nations, attempting to harmonise standards and regulations across numerous industries. This bi-lateral free trade agreement has been negotiated in secret since 2009 with negotiations ceasing […]Read More CETA – The average modern day free trade agreement