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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, 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

‘Smart drug’ not such a bright idea

Irish Examiner, June 30, 2014 JASON WALSH MODAFINIL is just the latest ‘smart drug’ or ‘nootropic’ to be used illicitly to enhance intellectual performance. Just as athletes have improved performance by doping, so too have students and others engaged in mental labour. But is Modafinil dangerous and does it actually work?

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.

Has Europe turned fascist, really?

VoxEurop (formerly PressEurop), May 29, 2014 Europe has voted for fascists. It’s the end of the world as we know it—except it’s not. Jason Walsh

Northern Ireland peace is here to stay. So are the awful memories.

The New Republic, May 8, 2014 Sinn Féin, the Irish republican political party, held a press conference Sunday with its leader, Gerry Adams, who had just been released from police custody after four days of questioning about a long-unsolved murder. The location of the event, Belfast’s Balmoral Hotel, dislodged a few uncomfortable memories for me [...]