Tagged with: active citizenship


Creating a Truly Democratic Culture

Colm O'Doherty 25/08/2009

Colm O'Doherty: Michael D. Higgins article in the Irish Times on Saturday sought to engage with the real issue facing Irish people – “what sort of society we wish to create”. He takes issue with the essentialism of the economic model position, and argues that its dominant ideas have infiltrated our thoughts as common sense when they make no …



Placing citizenship centre-stage: Michael D's take on the debate and what's missing

22/08/2009

Michael D. Higgins' opinion piece in today's Irish Times is well worth a read, especially in view of recent debates here on social welfare, rent …

Voluntary activity and active citizenship: latest CSO figures

Colm O'Doherty 02/08/2009

Colm O'Doherty: The 'message' that Irish Times Social Affairs Correspondent Carl O’Brien has taken from the recent CSO Report on Community …

An Bord Snip Nua and the Active Citizenship Office

Colm O'Doherty 23/07/2009

Colm O'Doherty: While I have previously argued that the active citizenship agenda of the Cowen and Ahern governments has lacked policymaking …

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