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Monday 14 September, 2020

Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer
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Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer

Sep 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,245 Views 16 Comments

Green Party TD Patrick Costello says foster care in Ireland has been at breaking point for some time and it cannot be ignored any longer.

Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive
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Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 9,500 Views 6 Comments

Rents are sky-rocketing making spaces unaffordable for many artists. But with proper planning, we can protect the creative life of the city, writes Councillor Patrick Costello.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels'
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'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels'

Jun 5th 2018, 6:05 AM 39,505 Views 58 Comments

AirBnB has been disruptive, not just to hotels’ market share but also to rent prices and rental supply, writes Patrick Costello.

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods'
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'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods'

May 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 22,985 Views 80 Comments

Ireland has had its own history with war, independence and benefitting from EU-US peace-brokering with an occupying force, writes Patrick Costello.