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Thursday 26 November, 2020

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,328 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

Friday 28 February, 2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election

Feb 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,077 Views 86 Comments

A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 1,767 Views 106 Comments

Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.

Monday 14 December, 2015

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples
# Column
# Column

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples

Dec 14th 2015, 5:15 PM 249 Views 95 Comments

The Irish taxpayer is actually losing billions from the sale of massively discounted assets and is losing the potential to use these assets to provide social and affordable housing.

Thursday 26 November, 2015

Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why

Nov 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 123 Views 96 Comments

Pre-election commitments to further reduce and abolish the USC make little social or economic sense, Rory Hearne writes.

Thursday 1 October, 2015

Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'

Oct 1st 2015, 4:54 PM 302 Views 89 Comments

Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.