What recovery? Politics for the rest of us

“The Recovery” isn’t just disconcerting optimism and government spin. It’s a defence of the indefensible. It’s the cheery face of government policy that punishes poverty and entrenches deprivation and precarity.

Whose recovery is it, anyway?

Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality

The language of recovery

Eóin Ó Murchú examines the problems with framing the national economy in the medical terminology of recovery.

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