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An Automatic Enrolment Pension Scheme for Ireland?

Jim Stewart 28/11/2023

An Automatic Enrolment (AE) pension scheme is in the process of preparation for Ireland. The start date has been postponed several times. The most …

Media Literacy for Democracy Workshop in Madrid

Nathan Hart 27/11/2023

I had the opportunity to attend the Media Literacy For Democracy (MLFD) workshop in Madrid. The location of the workshop was in Universidad Rey Juan …

Investigating the State of Climate Justice within Housing Conditions in Ireland

Aoife Murphy 14/11/2023

Introduction: During the final year of my bachelor’s degree at UCD, I was given the opportunity to research any matter of social injustice in depth …

“The Most Important Election Since 1989”

Maria (Marysia) Pachowicz 06/11/2023

On the 15th of October 2023, a record-breaking number of Polish citizens both in Poland and abroad took to polling stations to cast their vote in …

Getting the Future Back

Gerry Mitchell 17/10/2023

Source: @Vuelio   The narrow constraints that the Labour party has set itself were present at every fringe event at this year’s conference and …

What Is The Point? The Difference The Left Can Make

Stella Creasy 16/10/2023

In his essay Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages James Joyce quotes Oscar Wilde saying ‘We Irishmen have done nothing, but we are the greatest …

Major Issues where Mainstream Economists Failed

Paul Sweeney 20/07/2023

In the last blog, I examined six of twelve major economic issues that mainstream economists failed to see coming or adopted incorrect responses to, …

Envisaging pathways for our rural and coastal communities

Emmie Voet 13/07/2023

Introduction From the 5th to the 7th of July 2023, the Mary Robinson Climate Conference took place in Ballina, Co Mayo. Focusing on the …

Major Issues where Mainstream Economists Failed - Part 1

Paul Sweeney 04/07/2023

In the last blog, I examined the President of Ireland's speech critical of the lack of heterodoxy (or differences) in Irish economics. I argued that …

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

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