“Age will flatten a man,” said the aging Sheriff Bell in the Coen brothers’ McCarthy-inspired and Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. Maeve McTaggart explores why it hasn’t suppressed the chances of the 2020 Presidential candidates, but instead inflated them. Donald J. Trump assumed the presidential seat in the Oval Office ahead of his sixty-eight year-old competitor Hillary Clinton in late 2016. … Continue reading A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: AMERICA’S AGEING PRESIDENCY
Maeve McTaggart and Molly Kavanagh explore what the New Year looks to bring in politics – brace yourselves for the roaring ‘20s. BREXIT… finally (-ish). Boris Johnson, flanked by his newly-found and Labour-debilitating majority of 80 MPs, has finally received the go ahead to depart – crashing or otherwise – from the European Union on January 31st. While Brexit-induced political limbo will be … Continue reading 2020 Vision: the Current Affairs Edit
Molly Kavanagh looks at the odds of a second term for America’s 45th President, preparing us for the fact that if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. The United States 2020 presidential election is less than one year away. The general consensus one year prior to the 2016 election was that Donald Trump would never be the Republican nominee. … Continue reading Trump’s 2020 chances: a Lie or a Landslide?
Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill assesses the candidates of the upcoming French presidential election While the aftershock of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election vi ctory continues to reverberate in the global political hemisphere, another of the world’s traditional major powers is steeling itself for its own day at the polling stations in 2017. On April 23rd France will elect the 25th President of the Republic, … Continue reading French Election 2016: Stabilizing or the next big shock?
In the lead up to the presidential inauguration Luke Holmes documents the life of President-Elect Trump. It would be true to say that you cannot go anywhere without hearing the name Donald Trump. The man who was elected by the United States of America to be their 45th President and the first republican in the White House since George Bush. We seem to have grown … Continue reading Trump: A Biography Built With Brick and Mortar
Candidates for this Year’s SU Presidential Race recently sat down with Eoin McSweeney to talk manifestos and election promises George Gill Q: So you’ve mentioned in your manifesto an SU lottery. Do you think that students will have the money to participate in this? Well the tickets could be as low as a euro or two. I think that this being the price of a Mars Bar or … Continue reading SU President Election Q&A