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Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
# Troika
# Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Mar 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 141 Views 50 Comments

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future

Sep 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 61 Views 48 Comments

Imagine the difference €500million could make for our ailing health services – yet the Government is opposed, writes Labour MEP Nessa Childers.

Column: We must only stay in coalition if we can uphold Labour values
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must only stay in coalition if we can uphold Labour values

Apr 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 53 Views 20 Comments

As the Labour Party meets for its annual conference, MEP Nessa Childers argues that the party must maintain its core beliefs – or bring down the Government.