Politics Archives - 360, A FINN Partners Company

15th May 2024

EU Elections: the issues and trends which will define Ireland’s polling day

The ninth European Parliament term witnessed two of the most defining crises to have taken place in Europe since the Second World War, the beginning of The Ukraine War and a global pandemic.

01st May 2024

London’s mayoral election hints at new future for Irish local politics

The direct election of a mayor will likely draw closer focus on the policies of the Council and perhaps insert an increased level of partisanship into local politics.

01st February 2024

What do you do if you can’t get in the room with political decision makers?

When aiming to advocate for a particular policy, getting in the room with key decision-makers is frequently not the most challenging part. The real difficulty lies in convincing them of the merits of your perspective.

13th December 2023

COP28 yields elusive progress: where do we go from here?

In an encouraging stride towards global climate action, nearly 200 countries participating in the COP28 summit in Dubai have reached a groundbreaking agreement heralded as “historic.”

06th December 2023

Post-riots, Dublin’s incoming Night Mayor must have clarity of vision to get buy-in and restore confidence in the city centre after dark.

There has been a renewed focus in recent years on the part of Government to develop Dublin’s night time economy and to bring it on a par with other leading European capitals.

27th November 2023

Corporate Ireland, Sinn Féin, and cognitive dissonance

When it comes to Sinn Féin, many business leaders appear to be experiencing what performance psychologists refer to as cognitive dissonance—the mental conflict that arises when our beliefs and behaviours do not align.

10th October 2023

Cracking the budget code: how a strong media presence can command action from policy makers

There is such a thing as bad publicity in politics, capitalise on that by hitting the right tone in media – do this and you’ll see policy makers begin to play to your tune and you may just see your pleas answered in the budget.

31st August 2023

The Electoral Commission report: why does it matter?

Electoral politics isn’t quite as exciting as topflight football, but to some of us political boffins, the Electoral Commission’s recent announcement is the biggest news since Donald J. Trump entered the White House.

17th December 2022

Cabinet Reshuffle

The capacity of a re-set government to turn things back in their favour will be watched closely. We look forward to tracking it in your favour.