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# ruairi-mckiernan - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?

In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?

# ruairi-mckiernan - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Here's what I learned from hitching around Ireland Hitchhiker's Guide This post contains images

Here's what I learned from hitching around Ireland

Last month, Ruairí McKiernan hitchhiked around the country, recording people’s thoughts about the country. He heard from them about an Ireland where people are optimistic about the future – but also very, very angry.

# ruairi-mckiernan - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. explains what it’s all about…

# ruairi-mckiernan - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Meet the man hitchhiking around Ireland to listen to people's stories

Ruairi McKiernan is spending one month hitching around Ireland talking to people about their lives – and learning a lot about what Ireland is really like right now.

# ruairi-mckiernan - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Column: 16-year-olds can pay taxes and join the army - why not let them vote?

The government is making decisions which adversely affect young people but without allowing them a say, writes Maria Pia Kelly.