New Zealand’s Prime Minister is pregnant – should we talk about it?

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her first pregnancy this month and recieved mixed reactions, spurring conversations about motherhood, politics and media. According to The Guardian, over 800 news stories relating to the pregnancy have been published, earning it the title “Jacindababymania.” Some commentators are bashing the media for being sexist, while others have […]

Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness in the UK: what does this say about society today?

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a “Minister for Loneliness” to tackle the social and health issues caused by social isolation, appointing the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch to the role. The appointment comes after the release of a report on loneliness last year by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, […]

Politician’s expenses

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As revealed by RTÉ in recent times, over 75 different TDs have received over half a million euro between February 2011 and 2014, including their salary and expenses.

Where does ‘Charlie’ rank in the top political dramas?

How does Charlie stack up against House of Cards?

After the three part series about the rise and fall of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey reached its conclusion in weeks past, we look at where the RTE programme ranks among the top political dramas on TV.

After Syriza’s Victory, Europe comes to a crossroads

Europe at a juncture?

With 36.3% of the vote, and two seats short of an overall majority in Greece’s 300-member legislature, the Leftist Syriza party, previously – and still formally – a loose coalition of radical leftists and green movements, has taken power in the country.

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Leo Varadker’s decision to come out to the public took great courage. It’s great to see that the reaction has been one of warmth and positivity.

Charlie: RTE One; an overview.

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The three part series which was over a year in the making, cannot be described as anything other than accomplished.

Nurses in UHG to carry out work-to-rule action in wake of trolley crisis

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The recent hospital trolley crisis in Galway has eased these past few weeks, with the numbers of people waiting having dropped substantially from their peak earlier in January.

Browne stood up by Fine Gael in TV3 debates

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It’s a debate about a debate. Someone call Christopher Nolan, or at the very least Fine Gael as it hasn’t accepted its invitation to participate in The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3.

Catalonia says yes

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9 November, marked an important/disappointing day for the independentistas in Catalonia, Spain. An unofficial poll regarding the sovereignty of Catalonia was carried out with almost two million Catalans taking part.