Rise of Populism- Argue With Them If You Can

Populist parties and actors entered the western political stages a long way back, and Nico Horn describes how populism has now become ‘real.’ A spectre is haunting Europe, but this time it is not the shadow of communism, but the rise of populists all over the continent. One month before the presidential elections in the United […]

Conflict to Sanctions to Conflict

Hassan Baker met with Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss the turmoil brought about by the conflict and the sanctions which led to the current problems in the region. “Initially it began as punishment for the invasion of Kuwait, they were preliminary and maybe modest. After the invasion, and the gulf war which […]

Budget 17: What It Means For Students

Jennifer Lynch caught up with Annie Hoey , president of The Union of Students in Ireland to get her thoughts on the Budget. Richard Bruton claims he wants to make Ireland the best education and training service in Europe. If this is true then why are this government consistently turning their back on students and […]

University Rankings: A broken promise to Irish Students?

DEPUTY EDITOR OF CURRENT AFFAIRS FIONA HUGHES DISCUSSES THE RECENT FALL OF IRISH UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD RANKINGS AND OUTLINES THE EFFECT ON STUDENTS “It is hard to imagine that the quality of education and the opportunities received from it would not reflect the work put in by us as students. However, that is looking […]

Orchard Thieves? A Bite into the Apple Tax Case

Editor-in-Chief, Eoin McSweeney explains the recent EU Commission decision on Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland and explores the Government’s options   “It’s an odd one, because the Irish Government has paid almost €300,000 in legal fees to stop the EU Commission ordering Apple to pay the Irish Government billions.” A ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements […]


MÁIRÍN-RUA NÍ AODHA SPEAKS TO RICHARD KING, PR OFFICER FOR THE GREYHOUND RESCUE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND (GRAI) ON THE STATE OF THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY. “Despite the oversupply the government continues to invest in breeding, this year they’re investing €700,000.” “All dogs sent to the track are euthanized within 3 years of arrival. The track has […]