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Yesterday’s News

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Sunday 9 October, 2016

Sunday 5 June, 2016

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.

Sunday 22 May, 2016

Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare

We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.

Sunday 24 April, 2016

Inside the refugee camp where thousands are holding out for a better life

Over 50,000 people are stranded in Greece after EU states shut their borders to refugees. Julien Mercille meets some of those looking for a way out.

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Friday 7 August, 2015

Who dares confront touchy billionaire Denis O'Brien?

The underlying problem is one of concentration of power and inequality in Ireland. If O’Brien was not as powerful as he is, his legal actions would not go very far.

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

Sunday 19 October, 2014

Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis

Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?

Friday 30 May, 2014

Opinion: The first step to fixing Ireland's alcohol problem? Fight back against the drinks industry

88 people die every month in Ireland as a direct result of alcohol. Drink is wreaking havoc on our health and finances – and it’s time to push back.

Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?

There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.