Meaning-Making and Embracing Change in the Midlands

Oscar Mooney 10/07/2024

On the 24th of May, I attended the end of project Connecting Communities with Peatlands End of Project Conference at the Athlone Springs Hotel. The event was both a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of the Connecting Communities with Peatlands project and the communities it engaged and empowered. Across eight counties and three years, …



Ireland Shows a Wave of Young Political Candidates: Why Other Nations Should Follow Suit

Teagan Mayr 04/07/2024

Last Thursday the United States held its first general election debate, attended by assumed nominees former President Donald Trump and President Joe …

The Ways to Address Core Inequality - Market Inequality.

Paul Sweeney 16/04/2024

It was seen in the last blog on Market Inequality that there are a number of factors creating the problem. The first issue is that the distribution …

Addressing the Core Cause of Inequality

Paul Sweeney 21/03/2024

Ireland has the highest level of market inequality in Europe. However, this is alleviated by our tax and welfare system. Market inequality arises …

Care in Just Transitions

Deirdre Carolan 04/03/2024

The care referendum takes place on the 8th of March. It seeks to amend two clauses in the Constitution which situate the work of women and mothers in …

Green Sacrifice Zones: The Justice Implications of the Green Transition

Alanna Garcia O’Donnell 06/02/2024

In the last decade, we have seen the rise of just transition policies in the Global North, highlighting the importance of justice considerations in …

Automatic Enrolment:  Risk and Returns

Jim Stewart 23/01/2024

As AE is a funded scheme, the accumulated lump sum and future pension payments are a direct function of contributions and the return on these …

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Paul Sweeney

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

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Kirsty Doyle is a Researcher at TASC, working in the area of health inequalities. She is …



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