Making voting count
In recent years, the people have been called to the polls with increasing frequency, both to vote in elections and in constitutional referendums. For the health of democracy and the encouragement of civic duty, people should only be called to the polls when really necessary. The biggest argument against the referendum to take the reference…
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The Brexit recklessness goes on

One hundred years ago, many opinion-leaders, including a number of Catholic and (mainly southern) Church of Ireland bishops, who, unusually for that time, issued a joint statement on the subject, regarded partition as unthinkable. Yet it happened, and took a hard form for the rest of the 20th Century. Then the peace process combined with…

Irish people should decide what type of society we have, free from the spectre of foreign funding

In the western world generally and in Ireland, it has become increasingly difficult for party politicians or office-holders to act on the basis that their religious principles take precedence over party loyalty. This does not just apply to Catholic legislators. The DUP are finding the same thing, as they come under increased scrutiny, now that…