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Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Gerrymandering accusations pale in comparison to new plan for regional authorities

Fine Gael stand to wield an inordinate and undemocratic level of influence under the new system being introduced by Minister Hogan, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

Monday 16 December, 2013

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?

The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.

Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Column: We need an Oireachtas banking inquiry- now

We need that Oireachtas inquiry now to learn lessons from the banking crisis – so we never again experience such a crash, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Monday 7 January, 2013

Column: Faction fights are sapping confidence in FG and Labour

The coalition partners appear more concerned with playing tug-of-war with each other than creating a new form of politics, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Monday 13 August, 2012

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it

The future of the euro crisis lies in the hands of small groups of politicians abroad, writes Eamon Ryan. Let’s hope our own leaders recognise this.

Friday 20 April, 2012

Column: We need to face facts – this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland

Even with the recent discovery of oil in Irish waters, Ireland remains one of the most dependent countries in the world on imported fuels. This can’t last, writes Eamon Ryan.