Where are all the women in the 33rd Dáil?

  The 2016 election was the first to be beholden to the gender quota and flanked by the referenda of marriage quality and repeal, it elected more women to Leinster House than ever before. In the results February of 2020, Maeve McTaggart muses upon why it matters that the changing tide of political representation has […]

“The Times They Are a-Changin”

    Something that has always amazed me is that, to this day, the fantastic work young people do is often discounted. The ability of younger generations today to inspire real social change on a mass scale is often overlooked. For many in Ireland, the youth voice was thought to be a far-off cry, a […]

GE2020: We already know who will be Taoiseach, here’s why.

A foregone conclusion or a self-fulfilling prophecy? Maeve McTaggart explores why head-to-head debates between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are a necessary evil – and why reality isn’t as painful as you may think. From the Starbucks-led coffeeshop coup which has wracked every city corner and bottom floor of every new office block, to the […]

The Green party are Soft-Capitalists. Vote for them anyway.

Niamh Browne offers an argument for voting Green in the upcoming election – or at least why you shouldn’t not lose your faith in the left. A lot of rhetoric coming up to the General Election 2020, is don’t vote Fine Gael, don’t vote Fianna Fail. More interestingly is the rhetoric that we shouldn’t give […]

General Election 2020: The debate of cannabis, crime and no clear winners.

Maeve McTaggart analyses the first leaders’ debate of #GE2020 where talk of healthcare and housing dominated, complemented by a cringe-worthy moment on cannabis use.  Joined at the hip under a confidence-and-supply agreement since 2016, the separation of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael was not to come at the Virgin Media studios on Wednesday night. Pat […]