Last month, within days of one another, two Irish men resigned their respective positions amid allegations of abuse and harassment. The public statements that they issued had some minor differences and some striking similarities.
To: Kevin O’Sullivan, Irish Times Editor; John McManus, Irish Times Opinion Editor Dear Editors, I must write to you to complain about the article you published on the Irish Times website on Wednesday 4 January, entitled ‘The alt-right movement: everything you need to know’. Ordinarily, I would not write to complain about the publication of… Read More
The Citizens’ Assembly has been convened by the Government to make recommendations to the Oireachtas on a variety of topics, most notably on Constitutional reform. The Assembly has been taking submissions from the public on the first item for discussion, the Eighth Amendment. More information can be found at http://www.citizensassembly.ie/en/. This is my submission.
As a dazed Remain campaign tries to grapple with the Leave result in the UK’s referendum on EU membership, the painful truth is that the cause of this result may be best seen in the mirror.
Thanks to everyone who supported my campaign for the National University of Ireland constituency in Seanad Éireann. Unfortunately, it was not to be, but I appreciate the efforts of everyone who voted for me or convinced others to do so.
Ireland is a Republic, and republics demand that their institutions should be democratic
A very happy International Women’s Day to all, and especially to the many amazing women in my life. For the day that’s in it, I’d like to thank two women in particular who helped nominate me as a candidate for the NUI constituency in this year’s Seanad Éireann election. Both are incredibly impressive with great achievements… Read More
The continued existence of the Eighth Amendment threatens the wellbeing of everyone of childbearing age in this country and infantilises women, our legislature, and the population as a whole I hate the Eighth Amendment.
There was some interesting news out of Clontarf this morning: polling company RED C is using a new method to predict the results of General Election 2016, and it’s suggesting something quite different to other polls. Notably, it suggests that the Labour Party could receive 13% of first-preference votes – 5% more than in Sunday’s… Read More
Earlier this week, Fine Gael announced some of the education promises in its General Election manifesto. Alongside the usual favourites such as reduced pupil-teacher ratios, one very notable promise stood out: the introduction of a student-loan scheme for third-level students.