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Monday 7 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?

After a string of tribunals, political scandals and economic catastrophes, reports of Fianna Fail’s death were greatly exaggerated – but why? asks Maura Adshead.

Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.