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# ireland 2029

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Almost 250 years after the last native wolf was killed, is Ireland ready for the debate about bringing them back?
The Green Party has tabled a Dáil motion calling for wolves to be reintroduced in a bid to help rewild parts of the countryside.
'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?
'Not just for commuters, for everybody': Should Ireland start over with its public transport system?
From buses to bike lanes, is it time for an overhaul? We explore another big idea on Ireland 2029.
Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?
In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.
'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?
How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.
Could bringing wolves back to Ireland benefit our environment - and boost our economy?
This week on Ireland 2029, we discuss a controversial proposal: the reintroduction of wolves.
'It's definitely possible to build a league, but not in the current state. Not as we are'.
In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we’ve looked at what steps are needed to create such a league the end of the decade.
‘Now's the time to do it’: Could Ireland build the world’s most successful women’s soccer league?
The commitment is there – but where’s the investment? We explore another big idea on Ireland 2029.
'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we’ve looked at the country going plastic free before the end of the next decade.
'We need to leave the throwaway culture behind': Could Ireland really go plastic free by 2029?
We bash out the pros and cons on episode six of Ireland 2029.
What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?
It could empower Irish workers, but is it really the best solution for the country’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?
How likely is the idea to work here? We discuss the pros and cons in episode five of Ireland 2029.
Only three in 10 of us get 'enough' sleep, so how can we improve this?
Commute times, shift work and mobile phones all play a role.
'Wake no later than 7.30am, seven days a week': Could 'sleep training' make Ireland more productive?
We explore the ins and outs of another big idea on the fourth episode of Ireland 2029.
'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.
Should volunteering be mandatory for Irish teens? Here's what young people think of the idea
Hear more about the pros and cons on episode three of Ireland 2029.
Should Dublin get a high-rise skyline? Maybe, but not to solve the housing crisis
New guidelines are going to push our cities higher – but is that the best way to house our growing population?
'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?
And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.
It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?
Proponents say there are a wide range of benefits to the idea – but not everyone is convinced.
'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week?
Welcome to’s 10-week podcast series, Ireland 2029.