Posts by Dr Rory Hearne

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.


Rising rents

Rory Hearne 09/11/2016

The Daft property website’s latest quarterly rental report shows rents rose nationwide by an average of 11.7 per cent in the last year. This is the …

Opinion poll shows Budget 2017 should provide significant increase in investment in public services and infrastructure

Rory Hearne 09/10/2016

Rory Hearne: Another opinion poll, this latest one from the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI, shows that “a large majority of voters favour increasing …

The harsh impact of economic inequality on children in Ireland: Part 2

Rory Hearne 06/09/2016

Rory Hearne: Children’s well-being is deeply affected by economic inequality. This is linked to, and results from, inadequate public expenditure on …

The profound impact of inequality on children in Ireland

Rory Hearne 02/09/2016

Rory Hearne: The impact of economic inequality on children’s levels of wellbeing has received increased attention internationally. This blog draws …

Housing and homelessness crisis worsens

Rory Hearne 25/08/2016

Rory Hearne: This week’s figures on homelessness and rent increases provide further evidence of the on-going housing crisis. Unfortunately the …

Despite recovery, Ireland remains a hugely unequal society

Rory Hearne 24/08/2016

Rory Hearne: The fact that the number of homeless children in the capital exceeds 2,000 for the first time since current records began is further …

Neoliberalism exposed

Rory Hearne 15/06/2016

Rory Hearne: Neoliberal policies have resulted in increased inequality and have failed to achieve economic growth. Furthermore, increased inequality …

How the Government should tackle the housing crisis ­

Rory Hearne 17/05/2016

Rory Hearne: The draft Programme for Partnership signals that the new Government will give urgently needed prioritisation to the housing and …

Health Inequality Worsens for Irish Children

Rory Hearne 18/04/2016

Rory Hearne: Health inequalities affect children in a number of ways. One measure of health inequality is waiting lists for various forms of …

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