Irish Paralympic Team Crowdfunding for Rio 2016

The Irish Paralympic Team have launched a crowdfunding campaign to ensure a top class experience for the Irish Team in Rio; 46 Athletes from across Ireland are currently preparing for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, which take place from 7th to 18th September. The Irish Government have supported the Paralympic team to the tune…

Pro-Choice and Religious: Is it possible?

Some people believe that it is impossible to be a practicing Christian and be pro-choice on the issue of abortion; step into any Roman Catholic Church and you are bound to see Pro-Life posters and leaflets at the back of the church. While it is true that a lot of Christians are pro-life, all are not: many…

The Irish at Rio 2016

It’s that time again; On Friday August 5th the Olympic Games, the world’s biggest sporting event, begins, sending the world ‘sports mad’ as it does every four years. 77 athletes will take to the stage at 31st Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro to represent Ireland at its 21st Olympic Games. They will compete in 14 sports…

Census Results Presents Constitutional Problems

Following the publication of the Preliminary Results of Census 2016, political reform activist & Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has called on the Government to set out how it intends to respond to the consequences of the Census 2016 for Dáil constituencies. The figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed…

Theresa May Set to Become UK Prime Minister while Labour Split Continues

Shortly after midday on Monday the Energy Secretary and Conservative Party Leadership-contender, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew from the contest to replace David Cameron as Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister of the UK. This means Theresa May, Home Secretary, will be the next UK Prime Minister and the second woman to the hold the position since Margaret Thatcher….

Independents Slump As Parties Regain Support

A poll published today for the Sunday Independent by Milward Brown has seen support for Independents slump 10 points since the General Election. Support for Independents is at an 8% a low not seen in Milward Brown polling since September 2013. In contrast the political parties have seen their position improve since General Election, Fine…

Florida Key to White House

As we move towards the Republican and Democratic National Conventions next month and the General Election in November, the focus now is on the Battle Ground or Swing States. They are as as follows: Colorado (9) Florida (29) Iowa (6) Nevada (6) New Hampshire (4) North Carolina (15) Ohio (18) Pennsylvania (20) Virginia (13) Wisconsin (10)…

Refugee Team to Contest Rio Olympics

The countdown is on for the 31st Summer Olympiad, which gets underway on August 5th in Rio De Janeiro. The Summer Games will last until August 21st and will see 306 events across 28 sports, including Rugby 7’s, which appears for the first time, and Golf, which hasn’t been seen at the Summer Olympics since…