Labour has not protected ‘core’ welfare rates

The very notion of “core” welfare rates has its roots firmly in the neoliberal doctrines that the Labour Party have lapped up.

comment1When asked to justify their role as a junior coalition partner, Labour Party ministers and TDs usually argue that they have protected “core” social welfare rates, which otherwise would have presumably been slashed by Fine Gael. It can’t be denied …


The Student Doth Protest Too Little

D. Joyce-Ahearne

InDepth Editor

What is the role of the student? How are we perceived? What do we expect of ourselves? We’re drunk and loud on Harcourt Street at three in the morning. We’re discussing Montaigne in Walter Mitty’s over …