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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

Which country does the most good?

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

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

That story about irish babies buried in a septic tank was shocking. It also wasn’t entirely true.

The New Republic, June 23, 2014 Today’s international news cycle and old Irish tendencies created a perfect storm of outrage. Jason Walsh Read the full story in The New Republic.

Un-writing history: The ‘right’ to be forgotten

VoxEurop, June 10, 2014 Jason Walsh Google has announced it has taken steps to comply with the EU’s freshly minted ‘right to be forgotten’. Is this a cause for celebration or are history and truth under threat?