#Politics


Aengus O’Snodaigh Talks About Suicide Awareness

The Sinn Fein TD chats about his origins in politics and Sinn Fein, plus how suicide has affected himself and others around him – Quite a personal chat! IMAGE: Alan Finn (FRG) and Aengus O’Snodaigh (TD, Sinn Fein) at the Fountain Resource Group (FRG) hq on James’s Street in Dublin 8 –... 

Global Civil Rights Icon Nelson Mandela Passes Away Aged 95

Following a term in intensive care, Nelson Mandela died last night in his Johannesburg home aged 95. The former prisoner of apartheid was suffering from a lung infection for a prolonged period before he died peacefully, president Jacob Zuma said. We’re not planning on covering global issues, but... 

A Complete List Of Our Local TDs and Councillors (+ contact info)

Dublin South-Central TDs There are five TDs elected to serve the Dublin South-Central constituency in Dáil Éireann, our local constituency. In total there were 166 TDs elected to serve the entire country, from the 9th of March 2011 up until the 9th of March 2016, and this is the 31st Dáil. Catherine... 

Seanad Referendum: Dublin South Central Records 7th Highest NO VOTE

After a few days of the momentum swinging slowly but consistently from the YES camp to the NO camp, Dublin eventually voted majority NO in all constituencies. Our constituency – Dublin South Central – ended up with the 7th highest percentage of NO VOTES out of 43 constituencies nationwide,... 

What Kind Of Mayor Do You Want For Dublin?

There is a website – Mayor4Dublin.ie – which is asking for Dubliners’ opinions on what kind of directly-elected Mayor we would like for our city. The four local councils in Dublin – Dublin City, South Dublin, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – have come together to ask... 

New Government Policy Aims To End Homelessness By 2016

A new policy statement released by the Government sets out a plan to end long term homelessness in Ireland by 2016. The ‘Homelessness Policy Statement‘ was launched at the Custom House by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, last Thursday. These new guidelines aim... 

Is It Time To Abolish The Seanad?

We are currently experiencing what may turn out to be the worst dual financial and political crisis since the founding of the Irish republic. Like previous troubled times on this island, not only are we broke, but there does not appear to be an immediate way out, and our younger generations are beginning... 
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