Category: Welfare


Is an EU-Wide approach to the mental health crisis necessary?

Gerry Mitchell 29/03/2023

Mental health services are characterised by under-investment, a focus on hospital treatments and a lack of primary and community services; workforce crises and barriers to access that include stigma. They fail to acknowledge the social determinants of mental health or address mental health inequalities. As such they lack resilience and do not have …



Why is Ireland such a high-cost country?

Rory O'Farrell 30/06/2022

In Ireland, the price level of consumer goods and services are 40% above the EU average. Why is this the case? Our high prices are almost entirely …

New Partnership between Citizens and the State is Good News for Hard Pressed Parents

Colm O'Doherty 09/06/2022

At a time when the Government is embroiled in a damaging row over the planned move of the National Maternity Hospital its new National Model of …

Essential workers: visible and invisible, organised and unorganised

James Wickham 03/02/2022

What about the workers? The pandemic led to a continual discussion of working from home and its consequences for everything from domestic life to …

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 …

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 …

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