In the past week, homeless figures in Ireland have broken the politically toxic 10,000 mark. In reality, the number of homeless people has been far in excess of 10,000 for quite an extended period, but has been kept depressed through the government redefining homelessness. The number of people deprived of housing goes into the hundreds … Continue reading The Housing Crisis and models of Public Housing
As Ireland faces years of consecutive economic growth, is the so-called recovery being felt and is it sustainable? A recent report by the European Commission predicts growth in Ireland for 2018 to be 5.6%, with ongoing but reduced growth of 4.0% in 2019. Roughly a decade on from the Great Recession, years of successive growth … Continue reading The economy is growing, but who’s reaping the rewards?
Promising to take on the "mafia with power", Andrés Manuel López Obrador's record leaves much to be desired. Will he satisfy the aspirations of the Mexican workers, poor and youth? Andrés Manuel López Obrador's (also known as "AMLO") victory represents something positive, and the strength of his victory is something well worth noting, getting over … Continue reading After his victory, will AMLO follow through?