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Reform Targets for Higher Education in an Education System in Meltdown

Colm O'Doherty 13/02/2018

 Minister Bruton’s proposed reform of higher education must be set against the context of an education system which is in meltdown.  It should come as no surprise to learn that the numbers applying to train as teachers has collapsed.  Government expenditure on education as a share of GDP has fallen below the EU average since 2009. Over the …



Housing shortage – whatever happened to the workers?

James Wickham 09/04/2017

There’s a lot of building to do: Ireland needs a housing building programme, a renewal of infrastructure, investment in public transport especially …

Women at Work in Ireland

Paul Sweeney 03/01/2017

Did you know that until 1973 if a woman got married in the Irish civil service, she had to resign so that a man or single woman could take her job? …

Is Inequality Entrenched Forever?

Paul Sweeney 12/12/2016

Will the poor be always with us, as the Bible warned? Comparing the family wealth to those with the same surname today, a new study suggests that the …

Book Review: Branko Milanovic, “Global Inequality”

Paul Sweeney 21/11/2016

Paul Sweeney: There are many books and reports on inequality now. It has been the big social issue for some time, but it is finally recognised as …

A new deal is required

Tom McDonnell 01/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: On Monday and Tuesday we will be treated to the latest instalments of the austerity show. While the structural deficit does need to be …

Short-term fiscal book keeping over strategic thinking

Slí Eile 03/09/2011

Slí Eile: Given the current drive to scale back on the quality and quantity of public service here are some interesting and provocative comments on …

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