Category: Welfare


The creeping marketisation of welfare and employment services

Michael McGann 12/07/2021

The issue of unemployment, and the hundreds of thousands of people who are out of work, has rightly been a focus of much media and policy attention over recent months. This week, we heard the Irish Plant Contractors Association complain to Government of labour force shortages in the construction sector seemingly created by the Pandemic …



A fair budget for today's pensioners ?

Rosheen Callender 16/10/2020

Today's pensioners were reasonably well served by Budget 2021. But what about tomorrow's pensioners?  Urgent and radical planning and action is …

'Tossed to the wind'?

27/07/2020

-The report 'Tossed to the wind'? The Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the reshaping of the Welfare State and this blog summary was written by …

Think Tanks Should Put 'Public' Back in Policy

Shana Cohen 23/08/2018

According to the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Society Program, “think tanks are public policy research, analysis, and …

Living wage

Robert Sweeney 17/07/2018

LAST WEEK THE Living Wage Technical Group published an update of the living wage in Ireland. The living wage calculates the wage needed to live a …

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 …

GDP and its alternatives

Robert Sweeney 04/04/2018

Perhaps no other single number or indicator receives as much attention as the total output of an economy. The standard measure for this is gross …

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