The second round of the French Presidential Election is due to take place on Sunday the 24th of April, where centrist and pro-European incumbent Emmanuel Macron hopes to beat back the tides of Eurosceptic right-wing populism embodied by Marine Le Pen. Europe and Ireland cannot afford another Brexit-style shock to European power structures and domestic economies.… Read More French election crucial to Ireland and Europe’s future
What we have seen throughout the last few days is a blatant war of aggression on European soil, the most significant since the Second World War. The Russian war on Ukraine has been coming for over a decade, it has been an objective of Putin’s top military and political leadership for longer. In July of… Read More Russian war in Ukraine challenges Ireland’s security
The Russian Federation’s illegal recognition of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent states, followed by a Russian military invasion and occupation of the sovereign territory of eastern Ukraine is an egregious act which threatens to destabilise European security and plunge the world into a new era of military confrontation. Ireland can no longer conduct business of… Read More Ireland should expel Russian ambassador
There is a conception I have often come across in my life that the provisional IRA were an equal evil to the British security forces and Unionist paramilitaries. Although I generally agree, that narrative often omits a fact evident from partition; nationalists in Northern Ireland were treated as second-class citizens for decades in a way… Read More What is the legacy of Bloody Sunday for those of us who do not remember it?
When the authoritarian powers of the East look West, what do they see? Does Russia see a unified European and American alliance acting and speaking in unison, ready to combat an assault on a modern, democratic Ukraine which seeks to immerse itself in NATO and the European Union? Is the European Union, which is now… Read More North Atlantic’s love affair with isolationism must end