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Tag Archives: Ireland
May 8 2013
One of the first countries to be seriously affected by the Eurozone crisis, after six years, Ireland may now be at risk of ‘austerity fatigue’. Theresa Reidy writes that facing increasing opposition to austerity, Ireland’s coalition government now clings together … Continue reading
Posted by: May 8, 2013
Jan 31 2013
Belfast’s Union flag affair reflects deep rifts in Northern Irish society brought on by demographic change.
Violent protests and clashes have taken place in Northern Ireland over the last two months in response to a decision to limit the number of days in which the flag of the United Kingdom is flown from Belfast City Hall. … Continue reading
Posted by: January 31, 2013
Jan 18 2013
Deliberative democracy might offer a remedy for the extremely low levels of political trust in Ireland.
Since the start of the economic crisis, levels of trust in government in Ireland have fallen significantly. Elaine Byrne argues that there has been a notable change in attitudes within the country, particularly in terms of how corruption is defined. … Continue reading
Posted by: January 18, 2013
Jan 7 2013
In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland’s implementation of abortion laws had violated the rights of a woman who was forced to travel abroad to terminate her pregnancy. Liz Wicks outlines the legal position, noting that … Continue reading
Posted by: January 7, 2013
Dec 19 2012
Closer co-operation between eurozone members on tax policies might undermine the attempts of some European states to use tax competition as a method for attracting investment. Taking the case of Ireland and the Netherlands, Aidan Regan assesses the link between … Continue reading
Posted by: December 19, 2012
Oct 11 2012
Since 2010, Ireland, Portugal and Greece have all received financial rescue packages, or bailouts. But who supports and opposes these bailouts, and why? Using survey data from the UK, Stephanie Rickard finds that public support for bailouts tends to depend … Continue reading
Posted by: October 11, 2012