There are many reasons why even the oldest democracies, such as the US and Britain, are increasingly riven by tribal hatreds. But when political leaders deliberately exploit these rifts and whip up hostile emotions even further, they do immense harm to the institutions that guarantee people’s freedom and safety, writes
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
The explosive cross-ideological responses to Ken Livingstone’s ludicrous remarks about historical Zionism, Hitler, and National Socialism encapsulate the vicious dichotomy at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
Gender quotas will see more female election candidates in the field but not necessarily in the Dáil and the woman who spearheaded the policy, Joan Burton, could lose out in the capital’s battle royale, writes
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
David Cameron prepares for another term as British Prime Minister, the DUP retains its position as the largest party in the North and Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg step down in light of the British Election results. In other news a Dublin man admits to cheating on his wife on live radio and UCD look set to enter the Europa League.
Fri, 08 May, 2015
DON’T you just love a neck-and-neck election? That’s what the general election in the UK is shaping up to be. It offers all the potential excitement of our favourite spectator sport. It’s just a month away, and already it looks like it will be a really tough and bruising encounter.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2015
THE UK looks finished, from where I’m sitting. It’s true my view is a little bit obstructed right now, after a “Yes Scotland” rally in Glasgow’s George’s Square. But no matter how the people of Scotland vote today, I believe the joyous euphoria released by the “Yes, Scotland” campaign means the days of the UK are numbered.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
Prominent republican Colin Duffy, currently held over the murder of a Northern Ireland prison officer, is at the centre of a challenge to the European Court of Human Rights which could force a change in the laws governing the length of time terror suspects can be held.
Sun, 04 Nov, 2012