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Public Affairs and Policy


Responding to the US IRA: A gamechanger for the old continent?

When a landmark bill was passed in the US in 2022 to attract massive investments for the green transition, the EU had to face up to...


Three steps to rebuild the UK's defence capabilities

Recent comments from US generals that the British Army is no longer a top-level fighting force have caused concern among officials and...


Labour and business: Walking the same line?

You had to pinch yourself. A room rammed with frontline politicians and business executives on a Monday night. Slick presentation,...


Ireland Public Affairs Calendar 2023

2023 sees the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Green Party coalition Government pass the mid-point of its term, following the first...


The Swedish Presidency – smooth sailing or rough waters?

On 1st January 2023, Sweden took over the 6-month presidency of the Council of the European Union from the Czech Republic. This will...


Can 2023 be another bumper year for the UK technology sector?

In the context of strikes, public sector pressures and inflation, the news at the end of last year that the UK’s technology sector had...


Rewiring Communication Strategies for 2023

We live in uncertain times. And 2022 was no exception. The climate crisis, technological change, skills shortages, inflation,...


Ireland's Cabinet Reshuffle - Steady As She Goes

Leo Varadkar returned to the office of Taoiseach on Saturday following a smooth transition of power with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál...


The Government vs the New Year

Taking the temperature of the Tory party pre-Christmas is to delve into a world of pain. Speaking off-the-record to old friends, our...


Cyber Resilience Act: Opportunities for the EU's Digital Future

“We need to protect our IT area, our cyberspace, and our internal market” – EU Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton (September...


Notes from Labour conference: the passage of power?

Power is where power goes. Over the past few weeks, British politics has borne out Lyndon Johnson’s famous maxim. With the arrival of...


An unruly voice or constructive partner to the EU? Italian Elections Analysis

On 25 September, Italians voted for the election of a new government, following Mario Draghi’s resignation in July. The elections...

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