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#The Way Forward

# the-way-forward - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

TV licence fee should be doubled says RTÉ head as job cuts loom at broadcaster

Dee Forbes announced the job cuts would come as the company merged different divisions together.

# the-way-forward - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be

First we blame our leaders for going one way, then the opposite. We need a grown-up discussion about where Ireland is headed, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Column: The public sector isn’t there to provide jobs, it’s there to work for us

Truly intelligent efficiencies would deliver more fulfilled workers as well as better services, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting

The funds we’re currently spending on make-work training programmes should be handed directly to unemployed people, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power

Call them gombeens if you want – but handing money and power to local councils would help fix our democracy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Monday 6 February, 2012

Column: We need to create Irish jobs. Here’s how we can do it

Foreign investment is all well and good, writes Aaron McKenna, but only homegrown jobs will pull us out of recession. Here’s what we need to do…

# the-way-forward - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# the-way-forward - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Column: Here’s how to fix the education system – and spend less money

We’re slipping in international tables even as the Government trumpets our ‘smart economy’ – so we need to take some lessons from Finland, writes Aaron McKenna.

# the-way-forward - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Column: Ireland faces a decade of austerity – so let’s not waste it

Economists tell us we’ve got ten years of financial difficulty – so do we want to buckle under, or use this opportunity to reshape Ireland? Aaron McKenna writes.