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Make Agriculture Exciting Again

Kieran Harrahill 18/10/2022

The question of how agriculture in Ireland can adapt to the need to reduce emissions has become a contentious issue recently. Agriculture has a large impact on Greenhouse gas emission creation in Ireland, accounting for around 37% of Greenhouse Gas emissions created in the country. Farming practices also impact Ireland’s biodiversity and the …



From Free Market to Subsidised Capitalism

Paul Sweeney 13/10/2022

There has been a revolutionary transformation of Capitalism, the western economic system, in just over a decade. Four extraordinary events have …

We Must Strengthen the Democracy We are Trying to Defend

Shana Cohen 12/04/2022

First Published in the Irish Times 6 April 2022 The conflict in Ukraine has united democracies around the world, just as it has pushed Russia further …

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” …

Now is the time to invest in adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills

Helen Ryan 21/07/2020

Improving adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills can create a more equal society, stronger economy and change lives for the better. Equal …

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