Political Threads: Becoming More Than an Outfit

 “Why in the name of God is there a man standing in the Chambers of the US Capitol wearinggoat horns?” To answer that, I pose another question: “Why does AOC always wear redlipstick?” From insurrection to Lady Hale’s iconic brooch, Emer O’Sullivan weighs in on thegendered hypocrisy of fashion in politics. Back in semester one […]

A House Divided: Paranoia and Partisan Politics in the United States

As the tsunami that was the US Presidential election begins to subside, Motley’s Conor Daly looks at the debris and how those in power face the unruly task of rebuilding bridges.   Joe Biden got the requisite 270 electoral votes and was named the 46th US President. Donald Trump refused to accept reality and created […]

EUROPE’S ‘LEAST FREE’: HUNGARY, THE MEDIA AND ORBÁN’S ‘ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY’

Maeve McTaggart looks at the man who took Hungary into the shadows, allowing it to slip 31 places on the World Freedom Index in seven years to 87th. Ranked the least democratic of all European member states, Maeve shines a light on how the EU can pull Hungary back from the depths of it’s ‘half […]

Brexit: The Dates, Delays and Deadlines

    Aisling O’Sullivan plays diarist in this timeline of what you can next expect from the eternal divorce of the United Kingdom from the European Union – mark your calendars, it’s only the beginning of the end.  January 31 At 23:00, after 3 years of talks and delay, UK officially left the European Union. […]

Taking the High Road: Our Politicians and their Past

  Maeve McTaggart analyses Corbyn’s comments and Leo’s long pause on drug-use and the well-off, asking if our double standards leave us in an endless loop of looking at only part of the problem.  |“If there was a young white boy with blonde hair, who later dabbled in class A drugs, and conspired with a […]

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 […]