Hillary Clinton has been in politics for decades; her first serious foray was in 1974 when her husband William Jefferson Clinton first ran for Congress – he lost that particular race. With 41 years of experience, […]
On 29th August – Friday last – Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland (and an adopted and much loved son of Galway) signed the Marriage Equality Act, passed by referendum on May 22nd, into law, officially making it a part of Ireland’s constitution.
I have never been more ashamed to be gay than I have during the current marriage equality referendum. Every single day, LGBT people are being painted as second class citizens, undeserving of family, and companionship. […]
Perpetrators of violent crimes are too often given lenient sentences by judges who are gifted with the power of discretion. Victims are left forgotten in this process. Justice must not just be done, it must be seen to be done. Minimum sentencing must be introduced, and judges’ discretion taken away, to better serve victims and ensure those who commit violent crimes are appropriately punished.
There is a very real chance that Scotland will vote for independence on the 18th of September this year. An independent Scotland would change many things, not least the relationship between the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Mid-term congressional elections are coming up this November, so many will say that talking about who Hillary Clinton will have as her running mate over two years away is premature. No one knows for certain who will be in the House or Senate next year, let alone whether or not Clinton will actually seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Talking about such matters so far out is surely tempting fate. But at this stage it’s simply unimaginable for another person to step forward to try to seriously claim that nomination, and even Democratic Leadership and elected officials are lining up to endorse the former First Lady as their presidential nominee. She will be in the running to be Obama’s successor in the Oval Office, barring an apocalypse, so naturally we should be thinking about who she will run as her Vice Presidential nominee – it could help her secure the presidency after all.
The Sinn Féin of old has never actually gone away. They like to regale the public with tales of how they are changed, and how they’re learning from their past to move into the future, but when times get tough their true side comes through again. Their recent political gains have finally established the party as an influential one in Republic politics, but their manoeuvring into the void that is a relevant leftist party in Ireland is simply a façade. They remain a subversive and dangerous political entity on this island, and the party’s conduct in recent days has proved that this isn’t going to change any time soon.