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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 …

An Academic Year Like No Other

13/08/2020

According to a USI report published in July, almost 3 in 5 students (59.72%) report being “concerned, very concerned or extremely concerned” …

Book review and summary: "Deaths of despair: the future of capitalism"

Paul Sweeney 12/08/2020

This book will give you a greater understanding of why so many people support Donald Trump. It will also shock you with some of the statistics and …

Financing Just Transition in the North of Ireland

Seán Fearon 10/08/2020

Squaring the Circle - Financing the Just Transition in the north of IrelandA significant but narrowing gap in the Irish just transition literature is …

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Vic Duggan

Vic Duggan is an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering …

Kirsty Doyle

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

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Dr. Shana Cohen is the Director of TASC. She studied at Princeton University and at the …



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