Is the Irish language still important?

The question of the importance of the Irish Language in Ireland has been a hot topic for the past few years, from the controversial proposal of Fine Gael to consider moving the Irish subject from compulsory to optional in second level schools and the decision of Enda Kenny to employ Joe McHugh, a non-Irish speaking […]

Politician’s expenses

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.

That’s what friends are for: Ireland’s casual cronyism

“Paddy, don’t you know the Baileys? Good old boys in a big tent at the races.” These are lyrics from Bell X1’s ‘Sugar High’: an ode to Fianna Fáil’s tent at the Galway races occupied by Bertie and his boys once upon a time.

Gender wars on Kildare Street

The nomination of John McNulty, by Fine Gael, for the Seanad seat left vacant by newly-elected MEP Deidre Clune has been marred in controversy in recent weeks. So much so that McNulty has withdrawn himself from the election.

This week’s debate: Should the Seanad be abolished?

A referendum will be held this week to decide whether or not the Seanad should be abolished. Sin’s Marcus Mac Dhonnagáin and Eoin Molloy debate whether we should vote yes or no…