Category: Democratic accountability


Will some local authorities go bankrupt in 2010?

Nat O'Connor 08/09/2009

Nat O'Connor: It has been suggested today that property tax will not be introduced any time soon: “Ministers believe that the introduction of a …

NAMA is still not very transparent

Nat O'Connor 02/09/2009

Nat O'Connor: Brian Lenihan on NAMA: “...there has been very little criticism on the vast bulk of the legislation. In areas such as transparency …

Ostriches, Democracy and Dr. Fitzgerald

Michael Taft 31/08/2009

Michael Taft: Dr. Garret Fitzgerald is not impressed with the notion that if the majority of legislators believe that Government proposals are wrong …

Creating a Truly Democratic Culture

Colm O'Doherty 25/08/2009

Colm O'Doherty: Michael D. Higgins article in the Irish Times on Saturday sought to engage with the real issue facing Irish people – “what sort …

Placing citizenship centre-stage: Michael D's take on the debate and what's missing

22/08/2009

Michael D. Higgins' opinion piece in today's Irish Times is well worth a read, especially in view of recent debates here on social welfare, rent …

A wry take on NAMA and other links

04/08/2009

"All citizens shall extemporise pompous and reactionary views on dole scroungers, trade unions, pampered schoolchildren and other social parasites …

Voluntary activity and active citizenship: latest CSO figures

Colm O'Doherty 02/08/2009

Colm O'Doherty: The 'message' that Irish Times Social Affairs Correspondent Carl O’Brien has taken from the recent CSO Report on Community …

An Bord Snip Nua and the Active Citizenship Office

Colm O'Doherty 23/07/2009

Colm O'Doherty: While I have previously argued that the active citizenship agenda of the Cowen and Ahern governments has lacked policymaking …

Markets and morality

Paul Sweeney 17/06/2009

Paul Sweeney: Markets and morality is an interesting subject. It should be on every economics course, but is probably absent under the narrow regime …

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Alicja Bobek

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

Paul Sweeney

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Nat O'Connor

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