TD claims Irish people who are ‘hungry in the streets’ should be prioritised over immigrants

Independent TD Michael Collins IRISH people are “hungry in the street” and should be prioritised over immigrants, an Independent TD has claimed. Michael Collins made the remark and argued Ireland is “losing our culture” [...]

2019-09-18T08:28:46+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Preventable Deaths and the Need for Data-Driven Journalism

In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that claimed the lives of more than 30 people, Neil deGrasse Tyson drew significant controversy by posting a tweet which compared the death toll from the [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:56+01:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Beer has a sexism problem and it goes much deeper than chauvinistic marketing

When CAMRA, the UK real ale campaign group, decided to ban beers with sexist names and labels from the Great British Beer Festival this summer, the responses were quite predictable. Liberal newspaper The Guardian celebrated the decision to call time [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:57+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

‘The Great Scattering’: How Identity Panic Took Root in the Void Once Occupied by Family Life

Of all the issues that divide us, none seems as inimical to reasoned discussion as identity politics. Conservatives excoriate such politics as politically opportunistic theater, the acting out of coddled “snowflake” students. Liberals and progressives put [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:57+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Laboratories of Democracy: what Seattle learned from having the highest minimum wage in the nation

The city adopted a $15 minimum wage four years ago. Here’s what happened. Looking at the nation’s most intriguing experiments in local policy. The policy: $15 minimum wage Where: Seattle, Washington In place since: 2015 The problem: A Taco [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:59+01:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Video games and violence: An enduring, dangerous myth

Trump trotted out familiar, redundant rhetoric in wake of latest mass shootings US president Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, on August 5th in response to two separate shooting incidents. [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:59+01:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

How Feminism Paved the Way for Transgenderism

In the last decade, in many parts of the English-speaking world, transgender advocacy has made substantial, and at times, expansive gains, with trans rights becoming embedded in institutions and enforced by the state. Like any significant [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:00+01:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Grave concerns about the Public Services Card are being ignored

Immediate clarity is needed on the scope, intention and justification for the mishmash that is the Public Services Card. If any lingering doubt remained that Irish citizens need far greater transparency from the State on this [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:01+01:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |