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1 September 2014 Edition

Barriers to women block progress

1 September 2014

IRELAND has one of the best-educated female populations in Europe: 57.9% of Irish women aged 30 to 34 have a third-level education, compared to 44% of Irish men of the same age. Now take a look at the key decision-making positions in Ireland and ask yourself why, in 2014, the majority of them are still held by men. Premium service article

Lining out for Gaza

1 September 2014

TREVOR HOGAN stands out in more ways than one. Being an Ireland rugby international, he’s big. And he isn’t afraid to stick his neck out – especially when it comes to the Israeli Occupation and the onslaught on Gaza. Premium service article

The exciting possibility of a Left government

1 September 2014

OVER the last two elections, upwards of 40% of the electorate, twice as many as previously, opted for ‘Left’ platforms. This raises the exciting possibility of a Left of centre government. Free article

Beyond the politics of anti-austerity

1 September 2014

FOLLOWING the recent elections, progressives have still not grabbed the opportunity to drive a new agenda. The Right and employers still dominate the narrative, from taxation to banking policy to economic growth. This challenges all who share progressive values to coalesce and offer a political alternative to the two conservative parties. Free article

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Russian sanctions herald push to a new world order

1 September 2014

RUSSIA’S retaliatory sanctions against the West because of its sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of the Ukrainian crisis seem to have taken Western policy makers by surprise – not only because of their immediate impact but, more importantly, because of the long-term significance of the move. Free article

Spelt incorrect – The measure of wealth

1 September 2014

Wealth in Ireland in recent decades has become dangerously imbalanced, and successive governments have been criticised for not doing more to create artisanal businesses that would spread that wealth more evenly. Premium service article

Antrim’s date with destiny

1 September 2014

YOU KNOW a hurler by his hands. Knobbly, gnarled knuckles. Disfigured digits, sometimes swelling from arthritic joints. Icy extremities where the blood supply is waning. Usually, the grip once lashed to a camán remains vice-like long after the hurl is gone. Free article

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