Niamh Carroll

Niamh Carroll has written 21 articles for Nouse

‘We deserve better’: 589 days without government in Northern Ireland

“We deserve better,” was a simple phrase spoken by Dylan Quinn, a County Fermanagh man, which seems to have encapsulated…

Boris Johnson’s resignation triggers Brexit chaos

Politics Editor Niamh Carroll assesses the impact of the Cabinet resignations on the Prime Minister and Brexit

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

  It has been another bad week for the Prime Minister. Brexit Minister David Davis threatened to quit the Cabinet…

A million times Yes: Ireland votes to liberalise abortion laws

The Republic of Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise its abortion laws. The Irish electorate voted by 66.4%…

No Country for Irishwomen?

“Being a woman is a bit like being Irish. Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second best all the same,”

Local elections end in deadlock

The local elections last week seem to signal an era of political deadlock between Labour and the Conservatives. While Labour…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the (new) Politics Editor

In my first column as Politics Editor, I would like to lament the loss of my formerly boring subject. In…

No change seven years after Egypt uprisings

One of the most famous singers in Egypt, Sherine Abdel Wa-hab, was this week sentenced to six months in prison.…

Left Wing Right Wing: Thoughts from the Deputy Politics Editor

This edition, I’m pleased to temporarily assume responsibility for Left Wing, Right Wing, quite timely considering the current commemorations for…

No Executive in NI: a year on

  Just over a year ago, a visibly frail Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin announced that he would be stepping…

Is there potential for change in Zimbabwe?

“This is not a military takeover of government,” declared the Major General, (who donned an army beret and camouflage jacket)…

Catalans defy Madrid on independence vote

A referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain was organised for 1 October. The Spanish government have been determined to stop it taking…