“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.
For many the February 26 General Election looms large: pundits, politicos and beleaguered canvassers alike rabidly consume their daily drip of election coverage, ranging from poorly researched fiscal plans to increasingly grandiose Alan Kelly pronouncements.
The 2016 election will be …
Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality.
Last week, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar gave an interview to the Irish Independent, which makes for unsettling reading. In it, he speaks of how increasing the resources allocated to hospitals would actually lead to a worse service overall, as …
Eóin Ó Murchú examines the problems with framing the national economy in the medical terminology of recovery.
In moments of disaster and crash, people seek stability. The language of the ruling class, however, often creates a facade of stability, and masks a continuing crisis. In recent months it has been hard to ignore the talk about the …