Tag: oireachtas

Carol Nolan Breaks Dáil Taboo on Immigration

The self regulated omerta on mass migration was broken in the Dáil today with criticisms aired by Independent TD Carol Nolan on unsustainable levels of asylum related inward migration into the state. Finding fault with the government’s failure to provide...

/ 22/06/2022

Is the Trinity Seanad Race Already Sewn Up?

Nominations are closed, ballot papers are being posted and the University of Dublin's 2022 Seanad by-election is on.  It is a large field of 17 candidates, with representatives of minority communities, family therapists, former ambassadors, Continuity Greens, Dissident Greens, students,...

/ 25/02/2022

Soros at the Oireachtas: INAR Lobbies to Fastrack Hate Speech Legislation

A Thursday morning Oireachtas press conference and media photo op encapsulated just the latest attempts to enshrine British-style hate crime and hate speech legislation on the Irish statute books, as INAR Ireland led the way on enhancing Garda powers. In...

/ 10/02/2022

Seanad By-Elections 2021: Dáil Éireann’s Rotten Borough

The Seanad has very few powers in Ireland, and generally serves nowadays as less of a meritocratic chamber to scrutinise legislation or to represent Southern Unionists, and more as a placeholder for those with ambitions to be kept on life...

/ 03/04/2021

Can Fianna Fáil be Co-opted

How does the right attain political power in Ireland? The options must be considered and the most efficient option adopted. There are small parties, which one could join and or vote for; or there are the established parties which could...

/ 20/11/2019