Please stop giving platforms to fascists: An open letter to Irish Times Editors

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’.

Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly

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.

The Wisdom of Crowds or the Madness of Crowds? RED C’s New Election Predictor

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.

America’s Experience Should Warn Ireland Away from Student Loans

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.

New Dublin European Institute Article on Germany, Greece, and the Debt Blame Game

A blog post that I wrote last year has been published on the Dublin European Institute‘s website. This is the direct link to the blog post: http://europedebate.ie/schuld-i-stay-or-schuld-i-go-germany-greece-and-the-politics-of-debt-and-blame/.