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    The IT Gang.

    By Kevin Kiely. Here is another cliché for upwardly mobile Irish writers: struggling, but not to the point of discomfort, in your career as civil servant, journalist or whatever, you get a foothold through publication in a second-rate Irish journal or newspaper, make a few literary friends, and eventually get a publisher for your book […]

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    Dissent and Democracy.

    By Tom Hanahoe, Terence Conway and John Monaghan. On September 17 2011, hundreds of Americans gathered in New York’s Wall Street district, the very hub of American and global capitalism.  Calling themselves the Occupy Wall Street movement, they set up a protest encampment, which soon spawned similarly themed protests in over 100 US cities around […]

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    Out comes equality.

    By Niall Crowley. Inequality is in vogue – from a recent editorial in Village calling for equality of outcome, to Thomas Piketty – extensively covered in this magazine – to academics such as Piketty and Wilkinson and Pickett, and – surprisingly – to conservative institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the Standards & […]

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    Eden not Apocalypse: a golden future for investigative journalism.

    By Gerard Ryle. I was at a global conference in Rio late last year listening to Glenn Greenwald declare journalism in a “golden age”. Greenwald is the reporter credited with breaking the Edward Snowden story. He said the profession’s largest institutions are experiencing tough times because of the changing way people consume news. This was […]

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    Economic hopium for the masses

    The Interloper: Ireland’s national accounts extraordinarily manipulated. By Constantin Gurdgiev.   Since the publication of the second quarter 2014 (Q2 2014) National Accounts on September 18th, Irish media have virtually abandoned any critical assessment of the economy in a fog of fawning, culminating in some wayward demi-jubilation over the Budget. The ‘crisis easing’ narrative of […]

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    Eurout of line on the environment

    European Parliament should block Juncker’s shocking attempt to undermine EU environmental policies. By James Nix   As currently proposed, the EU Commission would, for the first time in more than two decades, have no dedicated environment Commissioner. Instead environment is rolled in with fisheries and maritime to make up one of what are essentially 20 […]

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