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The Impact of the Irish ‘Non-Brexit’ Election

By Kevin Cunningham / 13 February, 2020

While Brexit was a non-issue in the Irish general election, considerable challenges emerge from it. While the Withdrawal Agreement of the UK from the European Union facilitated Boris Johnson’s ability to win the 2019 British general election through consolidating the Leave vote, it hampered the prospects of the Irish Prime...

Ireland – a swing to the Left and a Labour Party left behind

By Chloe Manahan / 13 February, 2020

For the first time in Ireland’s history, the Left has won the general elections on February 8th. That the Labour Party played so small a role in this victory is a cause for deep reflection, but not, I would argue, for despair.  Though some ardent supporters of other parties will...

General Election 2020 and Ireland’s new normal

By David Kitching / 13 February, 2020

The results of the 2020 Irish General Election invite comparisons to a political earthquake, but a brief look at recent history tells a more multi-layered story.  Since the 2008 recession, every election has presented a shift in the tectonic plates of Irish politics. The country’s systemic stability sits alongside a...

Ireland: Clash between the official narrative of the economy and the lived reality of people’s lives

By Ivana Bacik / 12 February, 2020

After almost four years of minority government, led by Fine Gael and supported by Fianna Fáil in the form of a ‘confidence and supply arrangement’, voters were looking for a change. ‘The large of votes given to Sinn Féin was only dampened by the fact that they did not run a...

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