Posts By Eoin O'Broin

Signs of significant change?

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If yesterday’s Paddy Power opinion poll is anything to go by, the result of next weeks Donegal South West by-election could herald a greater degree of electoral and political change than previously anticipated. 500 voters…

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Sharing the Burden

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As we collectively brace ourselves for four years of austerity, it is worth remembering that Ireland is not a poor country. Yes we have high levels of unemployment and poverty. Yes we have high levels…

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Claiming Our Future

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Something interesting happened in Dublin on Saturday October 30th 2010. It is not yet clear whether what happened was important. But it was interesting nonetheless. More than one thousand people from all over Ireland gathered…

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Dishonest Politics

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Who has the right to comment on the Croke Park Public Service Agreement? Labour leader Eamon Gilmore says that political parties should not ‘interfere’ in what is a matter for public sector workers. They should…

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Shifting the Burden

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Who is shouldering the burden of the recession? The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has this month released a report which seeks to answer this question. The report argues that at the heart of government…

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An Agenda For a New Ireland

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Every year one of Ireland’s leading anti poverty groups, Social Justice Ireland (formerly known as CORI Justice) produces a social and economic review. This detailed report provides both a critique of government policy in the…

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Wasting Public Money

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On Monday night The Frontline, RTE’s flagship current affairs show, broadcast a special programme on the state and direction of our health service. Advertised for a week in advance, the programme promised to tell us…

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Milking the Recession

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Profitable companies are using the current economic crisis to weaken terms and conditions of employment and drive down wages of some of the countries lowest paid workers according to a new report published by Mandate….

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