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Conor McCabe examines what light the Anglo tapes throw on those who imposed the 2008 bank guarantee on Ireland.

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After 100 years of struggle, trade unionists in the Republic still lack basic legal protections, Darly D’Art reports Next year will mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout. The Irish labour movement will rightly celebrate the great strike and lockout as a heroic example of worker resistance and solidarity. However,

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Communities throughout the Republic are continuing to suffer due to a rampant culture of corruption within the political and business classes, reports Patrick Dolan.

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The race to save the trade unions Mandate General Secretary and Irish Congress of Trade Unions Vice President, John Douglas, delivers a hard-hitting assessment of the state of the Irish trade union movement, Kevin Brannigan reports. A t a spritely 55 years of age Mandate General Secretary John Douglas has

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The Republic’s low corporation tax rate is zealously guarded by the failed political elite but has fatally undermined sustainable economic development according to Donagh Brennan. “A low rate of corporation tax on export-orientated activity has been a cornerstone of our industrial policy since the 1950s and the 12.5% rate is

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By the end of 2013 the Irish state and the EU will have closed 130 bogs across Ireland designating these raised bogs as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). In effect they will prevent families and domestic turf cutters from cutting turf as they have done for hundreds of years. The EU

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Just over a year ago one of the weirdest chapters in recent Irish life drew to a close. Following protests, pickets, criticism and moral outrage, legislation was eventually introduced in the Dáil criminalising the so-called ‘legal highs’ sold in the infamous head Shops. One year on and the question is

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When NAMA was unveiled the then-government claimed it would actually make more than one billion Euros in profit. Already a loss of over €700 million has been revealed for 2010 and it is set to lose much more. So why does this agency exist asks Conor McCabe.

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The elites that have dominated the republic’s economy since independence have brought it to ruin. Conor McCabe, the author a major new analysis of the Irish economic crisis, identifies these classes and outlines their malign influence.

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Brian Whelan interviews the authors of a new book from Verso Press exploring the complex, contradictory ways in which punk has interacted with the politics of race. From its birth punk rock has been obsessed with identity, exploding into the mainstream in the late 70s with filth and fury proudly

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