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Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Jun 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 70 Views 127 Comments

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

Apr 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 50 Views 172 Comments

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement

Mar 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 65 Views 93 Comments

Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.

Sunday 24 February, 2013

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity

Feb 24th 2013, 8:15 AM 14 Views 110 Comments

Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.

Thursday 17 January, 2013

Column: Taxing the wealthy is an option we need to look at
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Taxing the wealthy is an option we need to look at

Jan 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 45 Views 136 Comments

High earners and corporations – should they not ‘share the burden’ with the rest of us, asks Kieran Allen.

Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Column: How the Government manages our Budget expectations
# Austerity
# Austerity

Column: How the Government manages our Budget expectations

Dec 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 24 Views 21 Comments

‘Kite-flying’ and reframing debates – the Government has well-practiced methods of shaping the public discussion, writes Kieran Allen.