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Monthly archive March, 2016
Hung Dail means status quo can be challenged

Hung Dail means status quo can be challenged

On the matter of government formation, there are two relevant issues: first, the question of what is in the best interests of the country, and, second, the question of what is most likely to happen. Let’s start with the country. Today we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising – a suitable day to...
The return of irregular migrants to Turkey will be flawed, illegal and immoral

The return of irregular migrants to Turkey will be flawed, illegal and immoral

We need to play whatever role we can, as a small neutral country, to address the underlying causes of the migration crisis. Nearly 5 million people have fled their homes in Syria over the last five years and we are now entering what has come to be known as “drowning season” in the Mediterranean. The...
For good government, we must put our houses in order

For good government, we must put our houses in order

The make-up of the 32nd Dail presents a rare opportunity to break the deadlock on some very important issues, like healthcare and political reform. From one perspective, we’ve just had a momentous election. For the first time ever, the two big establishment parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, have received less than half the national...