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A Critical Election, A Crucial Choice

Shana Cohen 22/05/2019

This week, citizens in EU countries will go to the polls to elect MEPs.  These elections are widely considered to be the most important for some …

Health Budget Fictions

Patrick Kinsella 22/05/2019

The new chief of the HSE has made cost-containment his top priority. Taking office in mid-May, Paul Reid’s first act was to order senior health …

Bold action on climate change needed now that we have declared emergency

Shana Cohen 14/05/2019

-Appeared in the Irish Times, May 14, 2019.   Last week, Ireland became the second country in the world, after the UK, to declare a climate and …

Europe and the Academy of the Judeo-Christian West

Paul Sweeney 10/05/2019

  Steve Bannon is establishing an Alt-Right Academy in an Italian monastery, pictured above, in Trisulti, outside Rome, called the Academy of the …

Digital platforms

Rory O'Farrell 03/05/2019

In the mid-2010s, British researchers surveyed the number of digital platform workers (such as workers using Uber, Deliveroo, or Amazon Turk) by …

Europe

Paul Sweeney 24/04/2019

I am writing this in the south west of France, in one of the many villages which were walled to protect from neighbours, looking out at the …

Zero hours work

Michelle O'Sullivan 16/04/2019

There has much attention on zero hours work in Ireland in recent years. Former Labour Party Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash …

Is Ireland a Tax Haven?

James Stewart 05/04/2019

For several years various government ministers have stated ‘Ireland is not a Tax Haven’ and  the ‘Double - Irish has ended’.  Both of these …

Corporate tax policy in Ireland

James Stewart 12/03/2019

Tax incentives to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) have been the main tool of industrial policy in Ireland for over 50 years. As a result, …

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Sinead Pembroke

Dr Sinéad Pembroke is a research fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity …

Michelle Maher

Dr Michelle Maher completed her PhD on the Irish pension system in 2016 at Maynooth …

Alicja Bobek

Alicja Bobek has a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Sociology and …