“No political party in Ireland has a right to exist. We’ve seen political parties come and go”
In a wide-ranging interview, Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik talks to Dion Fanning about becoming leader, the threat from populism and why she believes Labour’s flat-lining in the polls is not reflective of the party's position.
Borderlands, identity and national security: “The president should have corrected the misinformation that he put out”
UCD war historian Edward Burke has conducted new research into loyalism in the Republic’s Ulster counties and taken part in the recent forum on international security policy. He speaks at the West Cork History Festival next weekend.
“We could never work out what the British wanted. I sort of rationalised that they were betting on it as an experiment”
A central architect of the Good Friday Agreement, Sean O hUiginn is considered a giant intellectually by those who worked with him on all sides. He talks about the personalities and the process, Anglo-Irish relations, and the nature of diplomacy.