California Burning – Climate Change and the US Presidential Election

As the United States lunges into debate season ahead of its presidential election on 3nd November, International Affairs writer John Hunter discusses the sea change of American thought and public opinion on the issue of climate change.  It was during a heatwave when the lightning struck. This triggered the latest burning of California State which, since starting on the 17th August, has scorched over three … Continue reading California Burning – Climate Change and the US Presidential Election

Portrait of a New America

Let’s paint a picture of Trump’s America…. Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha illustrates the limbo period between President-Elect Trump and President Trump. Donald trump shocked the world by securing victory as president-elect on the 8th of November. He has not left the headlines since his surprise win and is the subject of endless discussion, not least because he continues the global trend of unpredicted right wing victories. He … Continue reading Portrait of a New America

RNC: #Trump2016 Takes Centre Stage

Ryan O’Neill reports on the haphazard and theatrical Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The astonishing rise of “Donald Trump – The Politician” broke new ground last week. At the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio the oft-quoted “presumptive” GOP nominee moniker officially became that of confirmed nominee. Hillary-hating, tales of humble cornfield beginnings and a motley selection of speakers marked a suitably eventful RNC … Continue reading RNC: #Trump2016 Takes Centre Stage