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Tech Layoffs: A Great Correction?  

November 23, 2022

Recent tech layoffs provide indigenous industry an opportunity to flourish.  Following the pandemic world leaders of every stripe and colour had one message: ‘Build Back Better’. This pledge pervaded the airwaves of various governmental bodies

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Eviction ban – A Case of Just Doing Something?

November 10, 2022

In the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the bandsman Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) amazed audiences. In one of Infant Sorrow’s songs, Snow encourages listeners to ‘do something’… anything really. While the lead singer does not specify what

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Irish forestry has been left in the dark for far too long

October 26, 2022

Last month, Minister of State for land use, Pippa Hackett launched a vision for Ireland’s trees, woods and forests until 2050. The new plan outlines promising guidelines for “the right trees in the right places

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Dublin needs more 24-hour buses and taxi services

October 26, 2022

On the 16th of October, Transport for Ireland launched the fourth phase of its BusConnects plan. This includes two more 24-hour bus routes the G1 and the G2. This brings the total number of bus

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Is the ‘Monster’ docu-series one we can ethically view? 

October 12, 2022

With the release of Netflix’s true crime series ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ has come infinite backlash, alongside concomitant praise. While the families of victims of the Milwaukee Monster’s heinous acts of murder, necrophilia, paedophilia

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‘Generation Rent’ just got poorer

October 12, 2022

The decision by the coalition to halt the increase in the pension age will further constrain young people’s spending power.  Ireland is increasingly becoming a country for old people.  The boomer – 1964-65 – generation

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Foul play! The abuse of referees in Ireland

October 12, 2022

“Ah come on Ref, are you blind? That was clearly in!”, yelled the coach while attending an under 9’s game of soccer. A format of the game where there is no offside, no red cards,

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Is The Concept of Inheritance Tax Fair?

September 28, 2022

Inheritance tax has been in the news recently, with an advisory government tax commission proposing a reduction in the tax-free threshold of €335,000, from which point inheritance is taxed at 33%. This proposal was quickly

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Is the hybrid work model the new way forward?

September 28, 2022

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone around the world had to alter their daily routines. That ranged from online shopping to online teaching and people were forced to work from home. While

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The new and old British Prime Ministers are too similar

September 28, 2022

Boris Johnson’s resignation after three years of being prime minister saw his successor Liz Truss take matters into her hands. The new prime minister displays a dream to the public. As Britain faces a cold

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It’s time wages for hospitality work are increased.

March 22, 2022

Finding staff is the biggest threat that the hospitality sector will face this year. Paul Kelly, CEO of Failte Ireland said “After the incredibly difficult long closure period, tourism businesses were delighted to be able