‘Information is key to defeating TTIP’ – Matt Carthy MEP

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a trade deal currently being negotiated between the United States Government and the European Commission. Most readers will already know that, and this is in itself is the biggest change I’ve seen since I began working on this issue upon my election to the European Parliament in 2014. Many people…

Ourselves, Alone? A Future United Ireland

People in Northern Ireland have particular reason to be preoccupied by the potential effects of a Brexit, but the Republic, too, could have a great deal riding on the result. Unlike the Scottish independence referendum, on which the Government maintained a studied silence, Irish Ministers have been vocal in arguing that a Brexit would damage…

Should Ireland Leave the Eurozone?

While the EU Referendum campaign in the UK raged on for six months, or arguably for the last number of years, the question of EU membership has remained as something of a fringe issue in Ireland. The Irish government took its own position on Britain’s membership, urging for a remain vote, and others have taken…

The Folly of Current Economic Policy

We have been fed the argument of stability and recovery on repeat since long before the general election campaign, and it’s the same story pushed by the Tories in the UK. Stability and recovery, stability and recovery. Much of the media jumps in on the chorus uncritically, and much of the opposition challenges it without…