Articles

Irexit: The next political movement?

February 21, 2018

Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were broadly viewed as a sort of populist uprising against the political establishment. 

News

President Higgins calls on EU to embrace diversity

February 7, 2018

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, said that the EU needs to embrace diversity and promote social cohesion. Speaking at the launch of the DCU Brexit Institute, the keynote speech by Mr Higgins focused

Political

Budget 2018: Rent allowance increases

October 11, 2017

Rent allowance will increase by €149m next year in order to accommodate over 17,000 more homes, said Minister for Finance Paschal O’ Donoghue.

Political

Budget 2018: childcare

October 11, 2017

Child and Family Agengy, Tusla will receive an additional €40.6 million in 2018, bringing their annual funding to over €750 million.

Political

Budget 2018: Tackling cancer

October 11, 2017

Minister Paschal Donohue increased the VAT rate applied to sunbed services in yesterday’s budget, due to “Clear evidence” of a link between sunbed use and skin cancer, he said.

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Political

Round up of Budget 2018

October 11, 2017

Leo Varadkar’s first budget was unveiled yesterday which contained modest increases in public spending alongside a small measure of tax relief.

Clubs and Socs

Minister for Health makes an appearance at Clubs and Socs

October 4, 2017

Politicians inspected the future of their parties as they visited DCU’s ‘Clubs and Socs’ signups on Monday.  Among the familiar faces was Fine Gael Minister for Health Simon Harris who made his way around to

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National News

Seanad election sees no change to voting system

March 23, 2016

The elitist voting system remains as the Seanad elections takes place this month, despite years of promises to reform the upper house. Currently only graduates from TCD and the National University Ireland (NUI) constituency can

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National News

Gender quotas worked in GE16 but 4/5 news TDs are male

March 9, 2016

A record number of female TDs were elected to the 32nd Dáil Eireann, which has been credited to the introduction of gender quotas. The Union of Student’s in Ireland (USI) welcomed the impact the introduction

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Political

O’Sullivan accepts end of Labour

March 9, 2016

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan accepts the people have spoken and Labour are out. We look back at her time short time in office.