Tagged By Recession

The Minister Speaks from Fantasy Island

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Even when presented with cold hard reality, Government ministers refuse to acknowledge it, preferring to live in a fantasy island.  Spin is one thing, denial is another. Take Lucinda Creighton on RTE’s This Week programme.  She…

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The Optimism of a Double-Dip

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A crisis is the method by which a capitalist economy partially purges itself of the effects of past mistakes while imposing misery on the masses. Economists often characterize the outcomes as by the shape of…

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CrisisJam #5 Out Now!

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What a week. So limited were the parameters of Tuesday night’s TV3 Future Taoiseach debate, it’s a wonder the papers succeeded in eking more than a tweet’s worth of commentary out of it. CrisisJam felt…

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Sacrifice

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Sacrifice “I’d be a bit more cautious about that aspect of how I conduct my social life.” Brian Cowen Though the world no longer permits, for the King’s pleasure, the Saturday night offering up of…

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Your Ireland, Your Funeral

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In keeping with the spirit of the times, Khmer Rouge Strippergram (in association with ILR) is launching its annual Limerick for Ireland competition. Entrants must endeavour to produce works that accurately represent and reflect life…

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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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