Inspirations

IMF chief Christine Lagarde visits DCU

June 29, 2018

Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited DCU and spoke about inclusion, education and innovation last Tuesday.

The Hype

When music fights back

February 7, 2018

War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. That is of course if you listen to musicians like Edwin Star who have used music to dispute politics and government. Music has been used to

Opinion

How far have we come with youth politics?

November 30, 2016

Michelle Martin discusses the younger generation’s involvement in politics in recent years from BREXIT to the US Presidential Election and the Repeal the Eighth campaign.

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Debate

The Great Debate: Should gender quotas exist?    

March 9, 2016

Gender quotas were introduced in the general election for the first time ever. Political parties needed to have 30% of women and 30% of men running in the general election or state funding would be halved.

Features

Heil Trump! Are the comparisons justified?

February 10, 2016

Hitler infamously blamed the Jews for the poor state of Germany after World War 1. While Trump is blaming everyone from Mexicans, Muslims, the Chinese and even Irish students for being a burden on America’s economy.

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Opinion

Pastures New for Politics?

October 29, 2014

With talk of Lucinda Creighton forming a new political party, Finnian Curran looks at the challenges a new party may face, and asks whether any political party can deliver real change.

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Ilghnéitheach

Ceist an neamhspleáchais – seans caillte nó seans glactha?

October 1, 2014

Lá mór corraitheach a bhí san 18 Meán Fómhair. Lá na cinniúna, lá air a dhéanfaí ceann de na breithiúnais ba thábhachtaí i stair na hAlban, breithiúnas a thiocfadh leis tús a chur le sraith ghníomhartha duibheagánacha ar fud na Breataine Mhóir, agus na hÉireann fiú.

Randoms

TD: Tweeting Daily

November 20, 2013

We all use Twitter, but which politicians are the best at handling 140 characters?

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Opinion

Why you should vote YES in the Seanad referendum

October 2, 2013

Lecturer of Politics at DCU’s School of Law and Government, Dr Eoin O’Malley argues for a ‘Yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum proposing to abolish Seanad Éireann. He believes reform is worse needed in Dáil Éireann than in the Seanad, which he believes doesn’t justify it’s own existence.

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Student Life

Student politics: do we care?

March 20, 2013

After the initial flurry of democratic enthusiasm dies down, the polling stations across DCU go quiet. From about 2 pm onwards, students manning the stations become a bit more desperate to get anyone and everyone

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News Features

Fianna Fáil: The fall and rise

March 6, 2013

Dead and buried. Fianna Fáil were written off by many after their crash in the 2011 election, their support plummeting from 41% to a historic low of 17%. Now though, almost exactly two years since

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Features

The US Presidential Election: does it matter?

October 31, 2012

An American election features a pounding mix of campaign adverts and speeches, with massive amounts of money being spent. One would hope that it’s all being done for an important reason. But how important is