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A fair budget for today's pensioners ?

Rosheen Callender 16/10/2020

Today's pensioners were reasonably well served by Budget 2021. But what about tomorrow's pensioners?  Urgent and radical planning and action is …

A Budget for the Times

Paul Sweeney 09/10/2020

The 2021 Budget will be extraordinary and it could be transformative. It will push the country into even higher debt - with the state spending much, …

Government’s new climate bill falls short of climate leadership

Sean McCabe 08/10/2020

The much-anticipated Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020, published this week, was to be a significant moment in the …

The Housing Crisis

PJ Drudy 07/10/2020

The Budget offers a golden opportunity to the Minister and the Government to tackle the housing problem once and for all.  The COVID pandemic …

'In an increasingly protectionist world, Ireland needs to strengthen the case for international trade'

Shana Cohen 28/09/2020

Centre-left parties are currently brandishing ‘competence’ and respect for experience in order to gain public trust and boost their …

“If they are good enough to teach, they are good enough to pay”

Amie Lajoie 24/09/2020

On Wednesday, 16 September, I logged into Twitter to see “NUIG” trending on my feed. I graduated from the National University of Ireland – …

Tech Alone Won't Save Us

Tyler West 24/08/2020

Background: While the belief that technology will play an increasingly central role in 21st-century life is commonly accepted, the exponential …

Diverse Thinking and Coalition Government

David Jacobson 18/08/2020

In her article in yesterday’s Irish Times, Shana Cohen extols the virtue of diverse thinking, especially for “devising solutions to difficult and …

Internal debate a true measure of Coalition Government’s strength

Shana Cohen 17/08/2020

This article was first published in The Irish Times on 12 August, 2020.    After his death, the media referred consistently to John …

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