Photo: RoughGlen via Wikimedia Commons Holly Cairns was elected unopposed as the leader of the Social Democrats following the resignation of co-leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Following months of political scandals involving both the main government parties and the main opposition party, people are fast running out of fresh voices to listen to. Holly Cairns … [Read more...] about The meteoric rise of Holly Cairns to Soc Dem leadership
Photo via Pexels National embarrassments are hard to come by. We complain about our politicians, but there are rarely moments which cause true embarrassment. When I watched Enda Kenny address Ireland on the state of the nation’s finances, I felt it for the first time. My eyes flickered to the faces of my parents who dejectedly turned away from the screen. My parents already … [Read more...] about Robbery most foul – Who must take the blame for the nursing home scandal?
Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation as Prime Minister of New Zealand unexpectedly on 19 January, sparking heartfelt tributes to her both at home, and internationally. Ardern was known internationally for her warm leadership style, and the wave of popularity that followed her elevation to the premiership in 2017 has been dubbed: ‘Jacindamania’. Ardern won the respect of … [Read more...] about The moments that make a leader: 5 moments that define Jacinda Ardern’s time as Prime Minister
Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD (Dublin Central). Photo: DebSwee CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wkimedia Commons. Fine Gael sweetheart and Michael Noonan protégé Pascal Donohoe has admitted to breaching election donation regulations twice following a drawn-out saga. As the headaches mount for the government both domestically and internationally, it would … [Read more...] about IN PASCAL WE TRUST?