Documentary project: The many voices of democracy

This was a project that I undertook in my 3rd year of journalism school, I am just transferring it onto this blog post. The assignment was to document a social event, or events. I got to record in one day about three to four different protests, each one very different to the other. I wanted…

In the News: 5-7-2019 Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care

In Irish news: Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care after falling ill last night. According reports It is understood Cowen had been experiencing some ill health in recent weeks. More information to follow. In other Irish news:People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has hit out at the government for opposing the party’s Climate Emergency…

In the News: 4-7-2019

In the news today the Taoiseach apologises over ‘sinning priest’ comments he made to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin where he likened him to a sinning Catholic priest in his comments in the Dáil yesterday. The chances of another recession in Ireland are 100 per cent, as the country is a small, open economy, highly-indebted, and relying on international…

Understanding Politics: Different types of Democracy

DEMOCRACY: The origin of the word is Greek, meaning “rule by the people”.  Aristotle ranked Democracy as the third-best form of government, after aristocracy and monarchy. Democracy is sometimes referred to as “rule of the majority”, Etymological roots of democracy (Greek demos and Kratos) imply that the people are in power and thus that all democracies are participatory….

Taoiseach announces new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announces in a tweet that the government is setting up new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality, saying that equality for women is moving to slow.  Mr. Varadkar set the lofty ambitions high aiming to make ‘Ireland the first country in the world in which men and women are truly equal’. The…

Progress is still at a snail’s pace

Recently there have been articles from circulating in the main stream media around the fact gender equality is a long way off from what is considered an ideal parity. This was something that I wrote about for a college assignment that looked at the slowness of gender equality by the numbers. One thing that I…