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Wednesday 4 March, 2015

There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)
# Opinion
# Opinion

There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)

Mar 4th 2015, 6:05 PM 515 Views 104 Comments

181 new members joined billionaire club in the past year, while 1 in 9 people in the planet don’t have enough to eat.

Monday 7 July, 2014

Opinion: An opportunity to rid the world of poverty is on the horizon
# Sustainable Development
# Sustainable Development

Opinion: An opportunity to rid the world of poverty is on the horizon

Jul 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 29 Views 36 Comments

A concerted push for global development, the Millennium Development Goals, will wrap up next year. The UN is meeting today to discuss what comes next – inequality and climate change must be on the agenda this time.

Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 64 Views 235 Comments

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

Sunday 31 March, 2013

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies

Mar 31st 2013, 12:00 PM 71 Views 30 Comments

Irish people are now spending more on chocolate per head of population than any other country in the world, but what do we know about where the chocolate we eat comes from, asks Jim Clarken.

Friday 8 March, 2013

Column: More power for women will benefit everyone
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: More power for women will benefit everyone

Mar 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 18 Views 81 Comments

Significant advances in the fight against poverty and hunger – as well as a reduction in gender-based violence – could be achieved by giving more power to women, writes Jim Clarken.

Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Column: IMF leader selection is not democratic and, frankly, a sham
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: IMF leader selection is not democratic and, frankly, a sham

Jun 28th 2011, 7:00 PM 16 Views 7 Comments

Oxfam Ireland’s Chief Executive Jim Clarken argues that the appointment of an IMF head is pre-ordained – and excludes developing countries and rising powers.