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Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Column: Straight talk on Bosnia has been sadly lacking during Ireland’s EU presidency

Ireland can no longer afford, financially or morally, to go along with the EU’s current hopeless policy in Bosnia. Now is an opportune time for a fundamental rethink of how the EU should deal with the political situation there, writes Patrick Nulty.

Thursday 4 April, 2013

Column: A national debate is needed on healthcare reform

We need to talk about which model of Universal Health Insurance will deliver the best healthcare outcomes while making the most best use of limited resources, writes Patrick Nulty.

Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Column: Young nurses are right to boycott the new graduate scheme

Young nurses are right to boycott the new nursing graduate scheme, which would further cut pay for new graduates entering the Health Services, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Column: Labour TDs should not support budgets that hurt working people

Austerity is failing, writes Labour TD Patrick Nulty – and the party’s representatives should not support it indefinitely in the Dáil.

Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Column: It's not too late to save the Social Welfare Bill

Tonight’s debate in the Dáil will slash eligibility for the one parent family payment to save a mere €7.6 million – but it’s not too late to stop this, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

Monday 13 February, 2012

Column: Cutting wages won't fix the jobs crisis. We need a new approach.

There are 26 applicants for every job in Ireland – so it’s time to stop treating this as an economic problem to solve and instead see it as a social crisis, writes Patrick Nulty.

Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Column: I will vote against the government on the Budget tonight - here's why

Labour Party TD Patrick Nulty will be voting against the government and his party over the Budget. Here, in an exclusive piece for, he explains why he disagrees with this ‘unjust’ approach.