Posts by Blair Horan

Horan, Blair

Blair Horan     @blairvhoran

Blair Horan was General Secretary of the CPSU for 16 years until 2012. He is currently a member of the European Social Fund Committe and was an alternate member of the European Economic and Social Committee from 2009-2014.

He is a member of the EU Interreg Monitoring and Steering Committee and also the Monitoring Committee for Irish Structural Funds. He is a member of the IIEA UK Steering Group.

He is Secretary of the Charter Group a pro-EU integration advocacy group of trade unionists that campaigns for a Social Europe.



Polls indicate outcome of UK referendum on the EU too close to call - Brexit is a real possibility.

Blair Horan 12/05/2016

Blair Horan: Currently the polls for the UK referendum on EU membership, which takes place on 23 June, indicate that the result is on a knife edge and that Brexit is a very real possibility. While most polls conducted since the campaign began in late February show a small lead for the Remain side there is a clear age divide with the prospect that …



James Stewart

Dr James Stewart is Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. His research …

Michelle Maher

Dr Michelle Maher completed her PhD on the Irish pension system in 2016 at Maynooth …

Alicja Bobek

Alicja Bobek has a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Sociology and …