Guest post by Dr Anthony Costello, lecturer in EU Politics and Comparative Government at the Department of Government, University College Cork. Following the recent General Election in the United Kingdom, the prospect of a soft Brexit now appears to be more achievable than previously anticipated; albeit under the most unlikely and controversial circumstances.
Guest post by Dr Rory Costello, Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. Ireland now has a decidedly fragmented party system, which brings a number of challenges but also potential benefits. Party fragmentation can make effective government difficult, as we have seen in Ireland over the past year. On the plus…
Guest post by Conor Little (University of Copenhagen) and Diarmuid Torney (Dublin City University). Ireland’s climate policy process has again reached a crucial stage. The publication of a draft National Mitigation Plan is one of the final steps towards formulating Ireland’s climate policy for the next five years.
Guest post by Elizabeth A. Oldmixon, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas and editor of the Religion in Public blog.
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries entering the USA, there have been calls for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to abstain from the traditional St Patrick’s Day trip to the White House. Should he stay or should he go?
Irish Political Studies (IPS) is seeking expressions of interest in a co-editor position, tenable for three years from 2017. A specialist background in the politics of the Republic of Ireland would be an advantage, while editorial experience and a clear vision for the future of the journal are highly desirable. Interested candidates should send their…
Guest post by Peter Emerson, director of the deBorda Institute in Belfast. (If you ask a silly question, you get either a silly answer… or nothing. That was Brexit, and we still don’t know what the answer was, is, or will be.)