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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

BRIEFING: N. Ireland’s tense peace

CS Monitor Weekly, May 10, 2014 (cover date May 19) Arrest of Sinn Féin leader recalls ‘the Troubles.’ Could it restart them? By Jason Walsh, Corespondent—THE ARREST OF IRISH REPUBLICAN leader Gerry Adams pushed Northern Ireland’s nearly three decades of ‘the Troubles’ back to the fore. The Sinn Féin leader was questioned about the 1972 [...]

Gerry Adams arrest: jolt in Ireland

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, May 3, 2014 Could action against Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams harm the peace process? By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND—The arrest of Gerry Adams, the leader of Irish republican party Sinn Féin, in connection with an unsolved 1972 murder has raised questions about Northern Ireland’s peace process, just weeks [...]