Studies on power and accountability
‘Power and Accountability in Ireland’ is the theme of the spring edition of Studies, the Jesuit quarterly journal. According to editor Fergus O Donoghue SJ, “It’s time for us to stop agonising over the past and make a calm analysis of the present, with the aim of defining our national goals and setting a course for the future”. This edition of Studies contibutes to that analysis with articles on ‘Repairing Irish Society – Beyond Ecomonics’ (by journalist Marc Coleman), ‘McGahern and the Murphy Report’ (by academic Peter Guy), and ‘Political Power and Accountability’ (by Dr Eoin O’Malley, DCU). Former Taoiseach John Bruton examines whether the European Union is a cold place for Christians and how the Catholic Church might contribute to the European project.