Being a part of the “fake news” revolution as an Irish 15-year-old

In May 2015, I set up a personal political blog. I honestly can’t remember why, perhaps I was just bored, looking for something to do and had a spare twenty quid to purchase hosting with. It was anonymous and virtually unread. The pieces were long-winded and inarticulate but I enjoyed writing them nonetheless as a… Read More Being a part of the “fake news” revolution as an Irish 15-year-old

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

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