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.
Articles by this author
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...