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We Must Strengthen the Democracy We are Trying to Defend

Shana Cohen 12/04/2022

First Published in the Irish Times 6 April 2022 The conflict in Ukraine has united democracies around the world, just as it has pushed Russia further into authoritarianism, if not totalitarianism. However, this reinvigorated alliance inevitably evokes questions about the state of the democracy governments are defending. What does the re-election …



Diverse Thinking and Coalition Government

David Jacobson 18/08/2020

In her article in yesterday’s Irish Times, Shana Cohen extols the virtue of diverse thinking, especially for “devising solutions to difficult and …

Internal debate a true measure of Coalition Government’s strength

Shana Cohen 17/08/2020

This article was first published in The Irish Times on 12 August, 2020.    After his death, the media referred consistently to John …

An Academic Year Like No Other

13/08/2020

According to a USI report published in July, almost 3 in 5 students (59.72%) report being “concerned, very concerned or extremely concerned” …

Now is the time to invest in adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills

Helen Ryan 21/07/2020

Improving adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills can create a more equal society, stronger economy and change lives for the better. Equal …

The politics of kindness trumps the politics of selfishness

Colm O'Doherty 20/07/2020

The Pandemic has shown us how important kindness is in our daily lives.  Our gratitude to front line  workers in hospitals, care homes , …

Coronavirus: It can’t be politics as usual if we are to survive

Shana Cohen 19/03/2020

Coronavirus has shown that there has never been a more important time to shift from the politics of me to the politics of us – but are our …

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