Julien Mercille

Julien Mercille

Writing on the wall for the status quo on abortion

Writing on the wall for the status quo on abortion

The myth that abortion is a divisive issue in Ireland must be swept aside once and for all

Football is the continuation of politics by other means

Football is the continuation of politics by other means

The sport's origins in the intense nationalism in 19th century Europe, explains the bad behaviour of certain groups of fans

Julien Mercille: Double standards in the war on drugs

Julien Mercille: Double standards in the war on drugs

Legalisation of drugs would eliminate in one fell swoop the black market and wipe out the cartels almost overnight

Julien Mercille: No way forward, and no way back

Julien Mercille: No way forward, and no way back

Thousands who left Afghanistan as refugees now fill camps at the decaying 2004 Olympic venues in Greece, reclassified as ‘economic migrants’

Julien Mercille: Opportunities abound in the new Iran

Julien Mercille: Opportunities abound in the new Iran

We are ideally placed to make the most of Iran’s 80 million consumers

Julien Mercille: March of the National Front

Julien Mercille: March of the National Front

The Front National’s (FN) historic breakthrough in the recent French regional elections has rai...

Our  coalition of  the willing

Our coalition of the willing

Some see the rise of the leftist coalition, Right2Change, as a new hope for Ireland. But what exactly does it stand for, and can its alliance survive in the long run?

Portuguese crisis has parallels with Ireland

Portuguese crisis has parallels with Ireland

Portugal is the latest European battleground on austerity, with the probability that the right-wing government will fall on Tuesday

Further tax cuts will worsen inequality

Further tax cuts will worsen inequality

In his first column for the Sunday Business Post, UCD lecturer Julien Mercille calls for a new balance

For Trinity College Dublin, what's in a name?

For Trinity College Dublin, what's in a name?

TCD is set to spend €100,000 on putting the word university' into its name, but is this really necessary? Julien Mercille reports.