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The First Year of the Irish Government: The Good, The Bad and The Scandals
June 24, 2021

The First Year of the Irish Government: The Good, The Bad and The Scandals.One year on from the historical government formation of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Green Party, there have been some ups, some downs, and a lot of scandals!From Golfgate to Co

Politics and Pride
June 19, 2021

June marks annual celebration of Pride Month around the world. Each year we celebrate everyone part of the LGBTQIA+ community and how far we have come as a society. Politics and pride have always been connected with the countless activists throu

Joe Manchin vs the For the People Act
June 10, 2021

Joe Manchin, the Democratic Senator from West Virginia, is no stranger to voting against the Democratic Party line, calling himself a “moderate conservative Democrat”. With a 50/50 split in the US Senate, Joe Manchin has found himself to be one of th

Who is Dominic Cummings and why should we care?
June 03, 2021

On May 26th 2021, former political advisor Dominic Cummings went before a joint parliamentary committee to be questioned about his involvement in the Government’s Covid-19 policies. The jaw-dropping revelations from Cummings rocked the boat for Boris

What’s happening with Palestine and Israel? 
May 27, 2021

The 10th of May marked the beginning of 11 days of devastating fighting between Isreal and Hamas, a militant group in Gaza, in which 100’s of people, mostly Palestinians, lost their lives.With a ceasefire currently in effect, we sit down to discuss the ev

What is happening with the Housing Crisis?
May 13, 2021

Over the last two weeks the Housing Crisis has dominated Irish politics. The news of Real Estate Investment Funds, also known as REITS, buying large amounts of housing estates, blocking out first time buyers.But what exactly are REITS and how are they imp

What is the Seanad, and why should we care?
May 06, 2021

What is the Seanad, and why should we care?This week, we sit down to discuss what Amy has called “Irelands most misunderstood institution”- The Seanad. As the Republic of Ireland’s upper house, the Seanad has recently undergone a series of by-electio

Biden's 100 Days
April 29, 2021

As we reach to President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in the Oval Office what can expect from this presidency? This week, Niamh and Amy sit down to look at why the first 100 days of a US President is crucial and what has Biden done since January 20th?

What's happened to Poland's Courts, and why does it matter?
April 22, 2021

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently ruled that Poland's reforms to its judicial system have put it at odds with the European Union, due to government reforms that allow judges to be subjected to disciplinary proceedings and sanctions i

What is happening in Northern Ireland?
April 15, 2021

What is happening in Northern Ireland? Last week saw nights of riots across Northern Ireland that hadn't been seen in a number of years. But what led up to these riots? Why is there such political unrest in Northern Ireland and what can be done to ea