Category: Reflections

Russian Ruminations: a Visit to the World Cup

These past weeks I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Russian Federation and attending the 2018 World Cup. As one might expect, upon my return I have been bombarded with questions regarding the trip, ranging from the political situation,...

Towards an Irish Aliyah? Irish Diaspora Policy for the 21st Century

“The Irish nation cherishes its special affinity with people of Irish ancestry living abroad who share its cultural identity and heritage”- Bunreacht na hÉireann It is a common cliché that Ireland if it is to be anything must be more...

/ 28/03/2018

Crimes Against the Commuter: Troubled Trains and Befuddled Buses

Photo Credit: Ciaran Cooney - eiretrains.com Effective public transport – something that all of us, irrespective of our ideological positions, should be able to agree that every modern country needs. Public transport is absolutely integral to the daily running of...

Ireland’s Nuclear Future? An Assessment

The embryonic Irish nuclear industry met its demise on the Wexford shoreline over the political furore surrounding attempts made by the Irish government to construct a total of four nuclear power plants to meet the country’s burgeoning energy needs. A...

/ 21/02/2018