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After years working for Kilbarrack community in north Dublin, Cathleen O’Neill realises there is a wider poltical agenda at play in the elite’s attack on the community sector. Like most women of my class at the time, I was an early school leaver. I started work at 13 using a

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Historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh considers the life and ideas of Irish socialism’s most important thinker, whose legacy is crucial to shaping the new Ireland

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Editorial

The selfish are currently in the ascendency, but if history has one constant lesson it is that change is
inevitable.

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Opinion

A generation in the Republic has been left in hock to the banks by one of modern Ireland’s biggest cons. Conor McCabe explodes some of the myths that drove the property bubble. There are those who will tell you that Irish people have a unique love-affair with property, that home-ownership

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Guest writersOpinion

Rather than placing job creation to the fore, right-wing governments in London and Dublin are intent on pushing hundreds of thousands more people into the dole queues, reports Conor McCabe. Northern Ireland is currently experiencing a ‘second wave’ in unemployment. The initial job losses in construction and manufacturing, and subsequent

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Guest writersOpinion

As the Tories plan a massive onslaught on Britain’s public expenditure the evidence mounts that indiscriminate cut backs only further damage the economy, but Europe’s ideological diehards will not listen, according to Aidan Regan. The Spanish government introduced a massive austerity package on 27th May 2010 amounting to €15 billion,

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Left DebateOpinion

The Republic’s Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, recently announced the establishment of a Review Group on State Assets and Liabilities fronted by economist Colm McCarthy. It is claimed the Group will advise on “the proper stewardship of state assets and on opportunities for the better use of those assets.” However,

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Patrick Dolan writes that education and representation must be the starting point for integration of the Roma community.

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Editorial

 We live on an island blighted by politics based on myths rather than realities. In the republic, two parties vie for power claiming to represent different visions when they really serve the same powerful interests. People in Northern Ireland are offered little choice in economic and social policy by parties

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Editorial

Class politics are back. In real­ity they had never gone away but during the years of an economic boom based on speculative fan­tasy rather than real production, this truth was shrouded.  Now the stark choices have returned. How will we build a real productive economy? Who will pay for the

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