Analysis: Nord Stream 2 is a failure of European foreign policy

If Covid-19 has taught EU member states anything it should be that there is enormous value in European integration in crucial areas. The ECB’s monetary supports have strongly assisted in averting certain economic catastrophe stimulated by Covid restrictions and allowed EU nations to provide concrete supports to flailing businesses and unemployed citizens. After a slow… Read More Analysis: Nord Stream 2 is a failure of European foreign policy

Opinion: By-election points to larger dysfunctions in Irish politics

Ivana Bacik comfortably topped the poll in the much anticipated Dublin Bay South by-election, and it was a well-deserved victory. But it was a clear loss for Fine Gael and a poor showing from other government parties. Questions of leadership and electoral strategy will most certainly arise in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael respectively. Bacik… Read More Opinion: By-election points to larger dysfunctions in Irish politics

Contrary to populist claims, Ireland is a remarkable country and we’re lucky to live here

I have had a great, big think recently; and I have concluded that, some time ago, I fell victim to accepting a general sentiment derived from artificially created, politically motivated social, economic and political narratives which portray modern-day Ireland as a failed project characterised by corruption, incompetence, inequality and general desolation. Actions by Fianna Fáil… Read More Contrary to populist claims, Ireland is a remarkable country and we’re lucky to live here