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Éilis Ryan assesses how the Programme for Government protects ‘business as usual’ in a shaky Irish economy. On Sunday, 14th June, negotiators from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party announced they had succeeded in agreeing a 126-page Programme for Government, “Our Shared Future.” The document came just over

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Michael Rafferty calls for the Green Party to demand a break from economic and political orthodoxy. “Any proposal must be transformative on climate action and commit to strong progress towards a more sustainable and fairer society,” the Green Party said when it entered talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

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Progressives need to reframe the discussion on recovering from the pandemic around a new, public-driven business model, writes Michael Taft. The public debate is being limited to a very narrow space – reducing the policy options to increasing taxation or reducing public spending (or both), because as we all know:

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A debt jubilee is needed to ensure a just recovery, writes Conor McCabe. Debt is a creature of accountancy and the law. It has no physical presence but has a coercive power due to state enforcement of its mechanisms. Rent, for its part, is essentially parasitic. In times of crisis

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The current COVID-19 contagion is all over the news – the radio is full of helpful advice on social distancing and avoiding public gatherings and pubs. Yet while these measures are doubtlessly beneficial, they have little chance of reducing the infection rate sufficiently on their own. The Chinese response to

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As the compromise of the welfare state is being eroded by capitalists, workers are again seeking radical change, writes Michael Donnelly.

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In the context of climate change and a growing scarcity of traditional energy sources, it is now more important than ever to look toward long-term solutions for energy. One of the most obvious but least discussed options in Ireland is nuclear power. It is essential that we begin a debate

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Anne B. Ryan and John Baker see the implementation of a Universal Basic Income as a step towards the creation of a more progressive society.

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Gavin Mendel-Gleason argues that we should oppose the introduction of Universal Basic Income that would economically and politically weaken the working class.

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Martin McGuinness, Political Strategy and the Civil Rights Movement

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