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Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'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.

Sunday 1 June, 2014

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.

Thursday 22 May, 2014

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.

Wednesday 12 March, 2014

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.

Monday 13 January, 2014

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.

Thursday 5 December, 2013

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.

Monday 18 November, 2013

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.

Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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.

Friday 2 August, 2013

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.

Friday 12 July, 2013

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.

Thursday 6 June, 2013

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.