Category Archives: Public Affairs

Direct rule and joint authority

Professor Rick Wilford, professor with Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Irish Politics, considers the elusive concept of joint authority amidst renewed political stalemate at Stormont. As Northern Ireland’s political leaders embark on...

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. ...