Michaela Rafferty

Michaela Rafferty is a 2019-20 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity with 12 years of experience as a youth and community worker in Belfast, most recently at Springboard Opportunities, which provides services, training and advocacy to young people in the city. Follow her at @MichaelaRaffert.

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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with supporters on February 9, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 10, 2020
Before Celebrating Sinn Féin Election Surge, Consider Their Pro-Austerity Record in the North of Ireland
Less than a day after polls closed in the Republic of Ireland, the media proclaimed “ a revolution at the ballot box ” and “ a political earthquake ” in the form of a record surge for Sinn Féin, especially among young voters . With ballot counting in the country’s Single Transferrable Vote system...
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