Childcare: time for a new model

Robert Sweeney 31/03/2021

The pandemic has turned life upside down for everyone; people locked up in their apartments and houses, job losses, income losses, furloughs, lost loved ones, and more. All of us still have limited mobility, though some sectors are gradually opening up, such as schools. Among the lessons the crisis has taught us is how dependent we are, as a …



Precarious work in academia: let the researchers do the research

30/03/2021

Note: NUI Galway Postgraduate Workers’ Alliance (PGWA, pronounced pig-wa) is an alliance of PhD and Post-Doctoral researchers organised against …

Job Creation Post-Pandemic

Shana Cohen 15/03/2021

The economic fallout from the pandemic has affected workers in Ireland across sectors, positions, income, and skills. However, the closure of …

Fighting for Public Access to Online Local Council meetings

16/02/2021

In the current situation we are living through, so many things have changed – and local governance is one. Because our elected Councillors …

The Triggering of Article 16

Jim Stewart 09/02/2021

The word ‘shitstorm’ ("shitschturm")  meaning a real mess, is widely used in Germany,  for example by the German Chancellor …

Preparing for the great leap forwards

Sean McCabe 31/01/2021

The climate crisis is playing out on a landscape of global and national inequality. Countries, and communities, that lack the resources and capacity …

How can progressive policies become more politically acceptable?

Shana Cohen 12/01/2021

In an address before Thanksgiving last year, President-elect Biden stated, “Our democracy was tested this year.” He added, “What we learned is …

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Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He was a …

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