Misinterpreting the Eight: What you don’t know about the Eighth Amendment

By Seamus Allen It is September, 1983. Following the referendum of that month, many exhausted pro-life campaigners are lamenting their defeat. Lamenting their defeat, because what is now Article 40.3.3 of the Irish constitution- also known as the Eighth Amendment’= – had successfully been approved by the Irish people, despite significant pro-life opposition. To some, this may be a surprising revelation. The story of Ireland’s Eighth … Continue reading Misinterpreting the Eight: What you don’t know about the Eighth Amendment

The Rise of Independents

With a General Election around the corner, Dion Davis examines the increasing popularity of Independent TDs.   Independent TDs have been around for decades, however in recent months their popularity has often overshadowed the main political parties. Twenty-eight TDs in the current Dáil are Independent or Others; this leap from the last election is set to increase again. The rise of a left wing culture … Continue reading The Rise of Independents