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From “why” to “why not”?

Chythenyen Devika Kulasekaran 21/04/2022

The current Russia-Ukraine war, is a wake-up call for countries to invest in renewable energy sources for energy security. The European Union, for …

We Must Strengthen the Democracy We are Trying to Defend

Shana Cohen 12/04/2022

First Published in the Irish Times 6 April 2022 The conflict in Ukraine has united democracies around the world, just as it has pushed Russia further …

Wage Theft in Ireland

Michelle O'Sullivan 11/04/2022

When the issue of hospitality workers not receiving tips gained prominence nationally in recent years, unions called the action of employers …

Here, there, and everywhere!

Chythenyen Devika Kulasekaran 14/03/2022

Global inflation has reached its highest level since 2008. As per a Swiss Re report, climate change is expected to reduce global economic output by …

Climate action income supplement could alleviate costs of transitioning to carbon zero future

Shana Cohen 03/03/2022

The rise in oil prices and the recent IPCC report, which stresses that we have very little time to mitigate against the worst effects of climate …

The Pensions Commission Report and the Oireachtas Joint Committee Response

Jim Stewart 21/02/2022

The Report of the Commission on Pensions presents compelling evidence that the current financing of Social Welfare pensions is not sustainable …

Essential workers: visible and invisible, organised and unorganised

James Wickham 03/02/2022

What about the workers? The pandemic led to a continual discussion of working from home and its consequences for everything from domestic life to …

Taxing our 17 billionaires will not fix inequality

Shana Cohen 01/02/2022

First Published in the Irish Times 21 January 2022 The newly-released Oxfam report has asked governments to impose a one-off 99.9 per cent tax on the …

Global inflation masks home-grown problems

Rory O'Farrell 24/01/2022

Last week, a friend felt somewhat flushed and wondered if it was a fever due to COVID-19 or simply the unusually warm weather outside. Fortunately, a …

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