UK & Ireland

Why Homelessness Exists in Ireland and How We Can Eradicate It

Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash. It was September 1972, and Steve, a wide eyed 17-year old with aspirations to change the world, was a…

Nicky Dromey

It's Time for Land Taxes In Ireland

In John B. Keane’s play, The Field, set in a small, rural Irish village in the 1960s, “Bull” McCabe spends years labouring and toiling on his small plot of rented land, nurturing it and tendering it as though it were a doting child…

Nicky Dromey

The 15 Minute City: Why Cork needs it and why you should care

I’m going to admit something here, I don’t enjoy walking around Cork City. Each morning, as I make my morning walk from the CUH to the Western Gateway Building, I hate looking at the dilapidated buildings and the vast cloak of junk that covers our streets and our pathways.…

Nicky Dromey

Direct Provision: Why it exists, why it’s wrong, and why it must end

In the late 18th century, English philosopher and social reformer, Jeremy Bentham, was troubled by something. He was working on his concept of utilitarianism...…

Nicky Dromey

How to solve the conundrum facing MPs taking parental leave? Elect a locum MP

The individual who represents us in Parliament is a figure with immense importance. Designed to be your voice in the House of Commons, they are the person with the power to vote on your behalf, lobby for a certain policy and take part in local campaigns. All of us should aspire for a great MP.…

Noah Keate

Sleaze is Back: What does it mean for the future?

fter miring itself in a highly contentious sleaze scandal involving Conservative MP Owen Paterson, the government hastily backtracked in what must have been one of the fastest U-turns in political history.…

Alfie Penfold