Dan O’Brien: What has led to the explosive rise in support for Sinn Féin?
The answer could lie in the algorithms of social media platforms which have become generators and amplifiers of anger, driving followers to blame anything and everything on the politicians in power
The current decade has been eventful in many ways. Along with pandemic and war, one of the biggest and most sudden changes in Irish politics in decades has taken place since the start of the 2020s.
At the beginning of the last general election campaign, just weeks into the new decade, nobody was predicting an earthquake at the polls, least of all Sinn Féin. The party, whose constitution commits it to establishing a Democratic Socialist ...