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December 2022
Dr Rory Hearne: 2023 –Time for Ireland to take a new direction in housing
The housing expert says as the new year approaches, it’s time we reevaluate our approach to housing across the board.
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Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out
The housing expert says waiting for the market to fix the housing crisis is ‘like waiting for Godot’ – he’s calling on everyone to join the Raise the Roof protest.
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Extract: 'Governments made decisions that led to your housing situation - you are not to blame'
Housing expert Dr Rory Hearne shares an extract from his new book ”Gaffs’ released this week.
Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals
Housing expert Rory Hearne asks: A year on from the purchase of an entire housing estate in Maynooth by an investor fund, what has changed?
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'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'
With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.
Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how
The people of Dublin city have voted for a majority left-wing council. Now let’s see what they can do with it.
Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow
If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.
Column: Is anybody interested in the silent destruction of our communities?
Community projects decimated by funding reductions in recent budgets now face the prospect of commercial companies taking over their role, writes Rory Hearne.
Column: The Reform Alliance – should we expect radical change... or more of the same?
The new political alliance espouses reform; however, there appears to be little real questioning of the nature of that ‘reform’ or who stands to benefit from it, writes Rory Hearne.
Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland
Isn’t it reasonable to ask why we are destroying ourselves to save a system that has failed us – and offers only further suffering into the future? The Ballyhea campaign group is highlighting Ireland’s debt injustice, writes Rory Hearne.
Column: Austerity has exacerbated inequality across our society
The well-being of the most vulnerable in society has been completely disregarded in the European Central Bank policy of enforcing debt slavery on peripheral countries like Ireland, writes Rory Hearne.
Column: Do protests have any real impact?
Does protesting work? And could anything be achieved from protesting against another austerity Budget in October? Rory Hearne examines the influence of mass popular protest and mobilisation.
Column: A home is a human right – not a commodity
For disadvantaged communities in Ireland’s cities and towns, Dublin’s Dolphin House is an important example of how a collective effort can be made to oppose the austerity that is being disproportionally enforced on them, writes Rory Hearne.
Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.
Column: Ireland needs a new party to make the 'Second Republic' a reality
There is a clear opportunity for a new broad based, progressive, political party that proposes a vision for a new Ireland based on the values of social and economic equality, writes Rory Hearne.