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Justice group claims Ireland’s social contract is broken

Justice group claims Ireland’s social contract is broken

On the week when Ireland celebrated 101 years since the Easter Rising when Irishmen and women fought for freedom, Social Justice Ireland has proclaimed that a new social contract is now needed as the old one is broken. The 1916 Proclamation declared “the right of the...

5,000 homes repossessed in last four years

5,000 homes repossessed in last four years

Over 5,000 homes repossessed over the last four years, that’s according to legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres). Paul Joyce, a senior policy analyst with FLAC, has said that the latest Central Bank data on mortgage arrears confirms that worrying trends...

Conway wants more investment in tourism

Clare Senator Martin Conway won a Seanad vote by a 22-12 margin for his motion calling for continued Government support of Ireland’s tourism industry. Sinn Féin and a number of independent senators voted against. Senator Conway’s motion acknowledged the economic...

Atlantic Economic Corridor Taskforce announced

Atlantic Economic Corridor Taskforce announced

An Atlantic Economic Corridor Taskforce has been set up by the Government to give effect to regional development along Ireland’s western seaboard. The taskforce builds on proposals published last year by eight Chambers of Commerce groups, including Shannon and Ennis....

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