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The UN climate conference: where ambition goes to die

The UN climate conference: where ambition goes to die

By Damien Thomson. This is an eyewitness account of the UN Climate Conference COP24, held in Katowice, Poland, in December ...
Fighting the war against Irish neutrality

Fighting the war against Irish neutrality

By Clare Daly TD. Writing in his 1941 autobiography, novelist and journalist Stefan Zweig, who had fled his native Austria in ...
Time to ‘Raise the Roof’ about housing

Time to ‘Raise the Roof’ about housing

By Mícheál Mac Donncha. “It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for ...
How do we replace private financial interests with social solidarity?

How do we replace private financial interests with social solidarity?

By Conor McCabe. Money exists in an opaque space, with its own language and gatekeepers to knowledge. As citizens, we ...
Building an all-Ireland public health service

Building an all-Ireland public health service

By Andrée Murphy. As the debate on a united Ireland gains pace, while simultaneously the debate on Brexit grows ever ...
Sectarian discrimination still shapes Belfast’s housing crisis

Sectarian discrimination still shapes Belfast’s housing crisis

By Pádraig Ó Meiscill. “(1) Allocation of Houses.The Government undertook to ensure that all housing authorities placed need in the ...
Nativism is racism’s ugly precursor

Nativism is racism’s ugly precursor

By Sarah Holland. On December 21 last year, this writer shared an article on social media from AP News about ...
A new vision for the Irish economy

A new vision for the Irish economy

By Tom Healy. The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) is an all-island trade union funded think-tank. The Institute will be ...
The left must take the lead in building a new Ireland

The left must take the lead in building a new Ireland

By Seán MacBrádaigh. As we approach the centenary of Britain’s partition of Ireland it is important to reflect on how ...
Accounting for Influence: How the Big Four are embedded in EU tax avoidance policy

Accounting for Influence: How the Big Four are embedded in EU tax avoidance policy

By Vicky Cann. We pay our taxes. So why don’t corporations? Billions of euros are lost each year due to ...