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Rory Hearne

Dr Rory Hearne     @RoryHearne

Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI), working on the Re-Invest Participatory Action Human Rights and Capability project in relation to social investment with a particular focus on homelessness and water infrastructure.

He has a PhD in political and economic geography from Trinity College Dublin. He is also a former policy analyst with TASC and has worked as a policy researcher and community development worker with Barnardos on social housing regeneration and human rights in Dublin's inner city. He was lecturer in human geography in the Department of Geography, Maynooth University and has researched and published extensively in the areas of housing and social housing, political economy, human rights, social movements, and politics.

He is author of Public Private Partnerships in Ireland (2011) and co-author of Cherishing All Equally (2016). He is also a regular economic and social analyst on various national media.

Inequality and the Millennial Generation

Rory Hearne 01/04/2016

Rory Hearne: A global debate is taking place about the plight of the Millennial Generation and the ‘intergenerational inequalities’ they face. …

Wealth rising at the top

Rory Hearne 09/03/2016

Rory Hearne: The increasing concentration of wealth at the top of society has become a major economic, social and political issue. It is surprising, …

The truth about taxes that you won’t hear during the election: Our taxes aren’t ‘stolen’ from us - they pay for nurses, guards and building schools

Rory Hearne 29/01/2016

Rory Hearne: As part of a debate I took part in on Renua’s ‘Flat Tax’ on the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk, both Pat Kenny and Eddie Hobbs (who …

Intergenerational inequality in Ireland: younger generations pay the price of austerity and recovery

Rory Hearne 21/01/2016

Rory Hearne: There is a requirement for a greater focus on who paid the highest price in austerity and who continues to be affected by inequality in …

Mortgage arrears crisis remains unresolved with possibility of up to 30,000 repossessions

Rory Hearne 18/12/2015

Rory Hearne: Despite the recent Central Bank figures showing a decline in mortgage arrears there are still 37,000 mortgages for a principal dwelling …

NAMA Part II: In order to solve housing crisis the government should redirect NAMA to prioritise its social mandate

Rory Hearne 16/12/2015

Rory Hearne: NAMA presents a rare historic opportunity for the Irish people to provide affordable housing on a sustainable, equitable and …

NAMA Part 1: The Christmas gift from the Irish taxpayers to the super wealthy and vulture funds

Rory Hearne 15/12/2015

Rory Hearne: Tis the season for 'good will' and 'giving' and all that but NAMA is giving away too much from Irish taxpayers to property vulture funds …

Troubling levels of inequality within economic recovery

Rory Hearne 02/12/2015

Rory Hearne: There has been much debate in recent months about economic inequality. Last week’s Survey on Income and Living Conditions by the CSO …

Don’t cut the USC – keep it for universal health care

Rory Hearne 25/11/2015

Rory Hearne: The pre-election promises of tax ‘give-aways’ in future Budgets have begun in earnest with Labour and Fine Gael’s reported …

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