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Assembly Election 2017

As well as the reduction of the Stormont Assembly by 18 seats, the March 2017 snap election also brought further significant change to the political landscape of Northern Ireland, most significantly the...

Changing Spain’s politics

During a visit to Madrid to examine how Spain handled the financial crisis, Owen McQuade and Dave Whelan met with Ivan Ayala, an economist with the country’s new radical political party Podemos. ...

Stormont: Unionist majority ended

Significant electoral losses by Northern Ireland’s two main unionists parties will have implications not just for Northern Ireland but for the island as a whole. Politics at Stormont underwent a watershed moment...

RHI remains on the boil

An inquiry into the Renewable Heating Incentive, beginning in February, is being chaired by Patrick Coughlin, a retired Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland. Coughlin was nominated by...