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Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it
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Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it

Jul 6th 2011, 6:32 PM 24 Views 15 Comments

The manic pursuit of growth tipped Ireland into economic crisis. It’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration, argues sufficiency expert Anne B Ryan.

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil
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Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil

Jun 16th 2011, 3:49 PM 555 Views 7 Comments

The age at which a worker is entitled to a State pension will rise to 68 by 2028.

Column: What can you do when you're trapped on a council estate?
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Column: What can you do when you're trapped on a council estate?

Jun 9th 2011, 9:57 AM 6,763 Views 21 Comments

Drugs, violence, no sense of community and nowhere to turn – social housing can be a heartbreaking place for a mother bringing up kids, writes Lisa McInerney.

Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut
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Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut

Apr 24th 2011, 2:50 PM 2,075 Views 0 Comments

The minister for social protection Joan Burton has said that she wants to get people back to work and off the cash-in-hand black market.

O'Keeffe says he 'won't wear the Budget if there are cuts'
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O'Keeffe says he 'won't wear the Budget if there are cuts'

Oct 3rd 2010, 2:02 PM 252 Views 0 Comments

Ned O’Keeffe says he could withdraw support for government, and that he and other TDs “won’t wear the Budget if there are cuts” in welfare payments.