Category: Politics


Male breadwinner activation, wifely labour and the Irish patriarchy

Mary Murphy 23/05/2018

  Writing in the week of the referendum to repeal the 8thReferendum, the cervical check debacle and the shocking violent deaths of two women it seems uncontroversial that Ireland is still a patriarchal state with strong undertones of misogyny.  Underpinning a paternalistic welfare state is a male breadwinner regime and a tax and welfare system …



Should Ireland Stay in the EU?

Nat O'Connor 04/07/2017

Former Irish ambassador Ray Bassett has written a detailed report for the UK think-tank Policy Exchange entitled After Brexit, Will Ireland be Next …

Economic Inequality and Populism

Nat O'Connor 09/06/2017

On 31 May, I delivered a paper on economic inequality and the rise of populism at the RIA's annual international affairs conference (Retreat from …

Ethics law needs to set the tone for standards in public life

Nuala Haughey 12/01/2017

Issues of ethics in public office are enjoying a rare moment in the spotlight with the ongoing discussion over US President-elect Donald Trump’s …

Is an Irish Trump possible?

Rory Hearne 25/11/2016

Trump’s election should make us reflect about our own national and regional economic and political situations and contexts. Trump’s success has …

Enough of the post-Trump hand-wringing

Maura Adshead 15/11/2016

A colleague who studies Russian politics tells the anecdote about the Russian economics minister, holding a press conference after the 2008 financial …

Insider lobbying and transparency - the hidden influence of expert and advisory groups

Nuala Haughey 18/10/2016

Nuala Haughey: After a full year in operation, the legislation behind Ireland’s lobbying transparency regime is being reviewed by the Department of …

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Sinead Pembroke

Dr Sinéad Pembroke is a researcher at TASC on the Social Implications of Precarious …

Alicja Bobek

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

Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is a …