What Apollo House tells us about Ireland

Bláithín Sheil explores the context behind Apollo house and what it says about Irish society

“No, Apollo House is not enough. It is like putting a plaster on the wound, dealing with the symptom but not with the cause”

Moving into Apollo House was not an appropriate response to the housing crisis, said Owen Keegan,


Feeble reality of Irish capitalism

Ireland’s weak economic base and reliance on foreign direct investment has defined our general self-perception just as Marx said it would.

Karl Marx famously said that the economic “base” of society determines its “superstructure” – the culture, politics, social institutions and so on. This has proved to be a compelling and often fruitful theory, even if its empirical justification is still …