By Tom Molloy In case you haven’t noticed, we’re one year into a global pandemic. On March 12th, 2020, then-Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, announced that Ireland was going into lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of Covid-19. This was just over four weeks after a general election that left Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Sinn Féin within three Dáil seats of one … [Read more...] about SIN Online Polls Show Worrying Trends for Current Government
Is the Irish language still important?
The question of the importance of the Irish Language in Ireland has been a hot topic for the past few years, from the controversial proposal of Fine Gael to consider moving the Irish subject from compulsory to optional in second level schools and the decision of Enda Kenny to employ Joe McHugh, a non-Irish speaking TD as the minister for Gaeltacht affairs, to name a few. … [Read more...] about Is the Irish language still important?
That’s what friends are for: Ireland’s casual cronyism
“Paddy, don't you know the Baileys? Good old boys in a big tent at the races.” These are lyrics from Bell X1’s ‘Sugar High’: an ode to Fianna Fáil’s tent at the Galway races occupied by Bertie and his boys once upon a time. … [Read more...] about That’s what friends are for: Ireland’s casual cronyism
Gender wars on Kildare Street
The nomination of John McNulty, by Fine Gael, for the Seanad seat left vacant by newly-elected MEP Deidre Clune has been marred in controversy in recent weeks. So much so that McNulty has withdrawn himself from the election. … [Read more...] about Gender wars on Kildare Street