By Michael Gallagher The expectation was that the same-sex marriage referendum would deliver a comfortable Yes and the vote on reducing the minimum age for the president an equally decisive No, and that’s just how it worked out. The latter achieved the distinction of delivering the lowest Yes vote (only 27 per cent) of any…
Guest post by Dr Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan, Lecturer in Comparative European Government, French Politics, and Policy-making in the European Union at the Department of Government, University College Cork.
The annual UCD Garret FitzGerald School and Lecture will take place on Thursday, 30 March 2017 in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.
Guest post by Dr Anthony Costello, lecturer in EU policy-making, Comparative European Government and Politics, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, and Irish and Northern Irish Politics at the Department of Government, University College Cork.
Guest post by Chris Raymond, Lecturer in Politics at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queens’ University Belfast; and Jacob Holt, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Columbus State University.
Yesterday, Northern Ireland’s voters went to the polls to elect a new assembly. Counting is now underway in early elections that were sparked by a row between Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) over the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. The scandal, however, revealed much wider differences between the partners in the North’s compulsory…
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.