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‘Conservative’ Ireland set to approve same-sex marriage. What changed?

CS Monitor, May 22, 2105 Ireland’s reputation as a devoutly Catholic and conservative country is being defied by the prospect of becoming the first nation to approve gay marriage by referendum. But it’s not as odd as one might think. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND — Same-sex marriage seems like a foregone conclusion in [...]

Northern Ireland could play rare role in British elections: kingmaker

CS Monitor, April 29, 2015 With neither the Conservatives nor Labour likely to win a majority in the May 7 elections, a coalition is almost certainly in the cards – and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party a possible partner. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — As Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour [...]

Which country does the most good?

CS Monitor Weekly, April 25, 2015 (dated May 4, 2015) Click here to download PDF

The tragic irony of censoring Queen’s University’s Charlie Hebdo discussion

Little Atoms, April 21, 2015 Censorship by the Vice Chancellor of Queen’s has done far more damage to the university’s reputation than an academic discussion on citizenship after Charlie Hebdo ever could.

How should a country’s ‘goodness’ be measured?

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, April 10, 2015 Click here to download PDF.

How should a country’s ‘goodness’ be measured?

CS Monitor, April 9, 2015 Simon Anholt says we should measure a country’s success through its engagement with the world, and has set up an index to that end. His No. 1? Ireland. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer Jason Walsh, Correspondent BRUSSELS; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Economic indicators in Ireland are finally pointing in [...]

Is revolution afoot in Irish politics?

CS Monitor, March 17, 2015 The longstanding dominance of Ireland’s two main parties is under pressure amid ongoing economic woes. New party Renua has formed on the right, while interest has surged in parties on the left. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent

Could Dublin tax protests break the dam of Irish politics?

CS Monitor, December 11, 2014 Tens of thousands of Dubliners took to the streets yesterday to express anger over the proposed water tax. It’s just the latest in a string of austerity moves that have put voters on edge. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent

Ian Paisley, a firebrand Unionist who made peace late in life

CS Monitor, September 12, 2014 Ian Paisley in the EU parliament once shouted at Pope John Paul II, ‘I denounce you as the anti-Christ.’ But he later toned done his hatred for Catholics, even working with former members of the IRA. He died today. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent

Arthur’s Day binges aside, it is time to tell the sober truth

Sunday Independent, July 6, 2014 Inflating the status of alcoholism and calling three drinks a binge helps 
absolutely no one, says Jason Walsh