Category: Democratic accountability


Build Back Better or Back to Business as usual?

Gerry Mitchell 30/06/2020

Build Back Better Guiding Principles Originating in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami, ‘Build Back Better’ has been a United Nations guiding principle of physical disaster risk reduction since 2015.  During the pandemic, it has become the campaigning slogan for a vast coalition of business groups, trade unions, faith leaders, NGOs, …



The Ireland We Want

Shana Cohen 05/05/2020

Since TASC was founded in 2001, we have strived for a more equal and fairer Ireland and European Union. The pandemic and recession have provided us …

How to Prevent Social Nimbyism?

Colm O'Doherty 15/11/2019

The Problem Social nimbyism and social exclusion as witnessed in Achill, Ballinamore and Oughterard are not new occurrences in this country. Attempts …

Reflections on the TASC Ahead

Gail Irvine 21/10/2019

In October, TASC (the Think Tank for Action on Social Change) held the first of a number of planned events to mark their 20th anniversary, billed as …

How to defeat the politics of division and polarisation

Shana Cohen 08/10/2019

Over the next few weeks we will see if the political tactic of accelerating divisiveness triumphs over calls to restore civility in the UK. Neither …

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 …

Nationalism and nation

Colm O'Doherty 28/01/2019

I am a long-term admirer of Fintan O’ Toole’s writing but in his recent analysis of the factors which triggered Brexit (Not just the economy, …

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