For and Against: Should Irish citizens abroad have the right to vote in Presidential Elections

Early in 2017 the then-Taoiseach Enda Kenny, speaking in Philadelphia, announced a referendum on whether to grant citizens abroad the right to vote in presidential elections. Here we consider the arguments For: Lucas Brun There are practical reasons why citizens abroad should be entitled to vote. Some say that these people will not be affected…

Waiting for Climate Change

By a concerned but ultimately exasperated individual For those of you whom do not know, “Waiting for Godot” is arguably Samuel Beckett’s greatest play, revolving around two characters Vladimir and Estragon, who wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never actually arrives. They are told that Godot will not arrive today but surely…

Compromise is Possible in Northern Ireland—but it must be based on respect and mutual understanding

Sometimes it feels like disagreement is to Northern Ireland what chips are to fish—they just go together. Six months have passed since voters went to the polls and elected new representatives to the Assembly—or so they thought. Discussions between the two major parties are set to resume this autumn, but with no agreement between Sinn…

Charlottesville

At nineteen, I am in shock that at some point in my life, I may end up fighting Nazis in a third world war. I am an English student, words are supposed to be kind of my whole thing, and yet, I am at a loss for what to say. In the year 2017, Nazism…