Category: Politics


Economics or politics? The longer game

Tom McDonnell 30/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: The reported decision to go well beyond the recommendations of the Duffy-Walsh report, coupled with the tax cutting emphasis of the …

Should there be a referendum on the IMF-EU deal?

Slí Eile 08/04/2011

Slí Eile: Readers may be interested in a recent Dáil debate which took place on the question of referendum on the IMF-EU deal. The Dáil Technical …

Here we go again

Michael Taft 22/03/2011

Michael Taft: It’s open season on public sector workers again. The Sunday Independent has a front-page shock-horror headline – €1bn pay rise …

The people have spoken - but what did they say?

Michael Burke 15/03/2011

Michael Burke: The first clear message of the 2011 election was a rejection of Fianna Fáil, receiving just 17.4% of the first preference vote – …

A new programme for a new society?

Slí Eile 06/03/2011

Slí Eile: In the coming days there will be considerable debate and analysis of the content of the Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael and …

Progressive London conference

Sinéad Pentony 04/03/2011

Sinéad Pentony: Progressive London is a broad alliance for progressive policies, and they hosted their annual conference on 19th February, bringing …

The manifestos and economic policy

Jim Stewart 22/02/2011

Jim Stewart: The publication of the various party manifestos has not been accompanied by detailed scrutiny of many of the policies proposed. There …

Message for the undecided

Slí Eile 20/02/2011

Slí Eile: Its not all about economics but economics is a big part of what motivates people to vote or not vote and to vote for that party or …

Off to a dismal start

Michael Taft 31/01/2011

Michael Taft: Even before the election has been officially announced, the debate has gotten off to a fairly dismal start. Yesterday, Labour’s Eamon …

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