By Tom Molloy Paddy Holohan announced recently that he would not be renewing his membership of Sinn Féin and will now sit as an independent councillor for South Dublin. This article looks back on the background of the Holohan controversies from when they first broke over a year ago. Four weeks before the General Election of 2020, then-Sinn Féin councillor and … [Read more...] about The Paddy Holohan controversy explained
College campuses around the globe have long been hot-beds of political movements, from Kent State’s anti-war protests to more recent marriage equality campaigns in Irish third-level institutions. Graduate historian, academic researcher and associate lecturer Dr Steve Conlon has completed academic research on the history of the Irish student movement and its role in the public … [Read more...] about Young people “passionate about resolving issues” a force to be reckoned with
Early in 2018, tech giant Google faced a number of lawsuits regarding discrimination against, wait for it, white male former employees. Such attempts to diversify their workforce have in fact, led to many lawsuits, including one from Arne Wilberg, who claims that YouTube illegally used quotas to hire more female, as well as more black and Latino engineers. Wilberg claims he was … [Read more...] about Positive discrimination is still discrimination – but what can we do to prevent it?
Michael Fitzmaurice, the ‘Ming’ dynasty candidate, who through a combination of his mentor’s backing and his forceful contributions on the TV and radio debate managed to gain 18.7% of the first preferences in the constituency compared to Connaughton’s 22%. … [Read more...] about Unexpected results in Dublin South-West/Roscommon-South Leitrim Bye-elections
Former Sin contributor, Marc Mc Menamin, discusses the Oireachtas, Irish politics and democracy... … [Read more...] about Political reform not rhetoric