Young people must be willing to take on left-wing populism aswell

This current generation of young people, over a short period of time, has achieved an immense amount of political change, while simultaneously garnering a reputation for being willing and able to take on dangerous populist politics. As part of being an informed and engaged voting bloc, prioritising good policy over petty, partisan politics, however, it… Read More Young people must be willing to take on left-wing populism aswell

Soft treatment of populism is what led to Varadkar mob

One reason for the recent gathering of a mob of agitators outside of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s home and the general rise of abuse towards politicians in Ireland is that, as a nation, we have lent far too much credence to populist politics in recent years. We refer to populist figures, elected representatives or otherwise, on… Read More Soft treatment of populism is what led to Varadkar mob

“It’s the lack of opportunity stupid”; Irish Dream has become a fairytale for young people

When, in the midst of the 1992 US presidential election campaign, political strategist James Carville told staff of the Bill Clinton campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid”, he was telling them that, contrary to popular belief, politics is not as complicated as we sometimes like to make it out to be. Carville identified that citizens vote… Read More “It’s the lack of opportunity stupid”; Irish Dream has become a fairytale for young people