Temporary eviction ban set to expire

March 16, 2023

The government will not extend the temporary eviction ban after March 31 setting them on a collision course with opposition parties as housing remains a hot-button issue and political football.  Sinn Féin will table a


A restructuring plan is needed for refugees in Ireland

January 18, 2023

The desperate plight of refugees and migrants requires rethinking our current system Over 12,000 people applied for asylum in Ireland last year. This represents an over 400 per cent year-on-year increase according to the Department


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


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


Ukrainian refugees face homelessness government warns

November 10, 2022

Ireland cannot turn away new asylum applicants despite current pressures facing the system, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has warned as refugees face the prospect of homelessness this winter.  Speaking to WLRfm, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade


Ireland only EU state to see rise in gas consumption

October 26, 2022

Ireland is the only EU member state to report an increase in gas consumption in the second quarter – April, May, June – of this year despite growing concern about energy supply not meeting demand


Covid Vaccine Impacted Women’s Menstrual Cycle, Study Says

October 26, 2022

The covid vaccine prolonged and delayed women’s periods, according to two peer reviewed studies.  One study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) saw over 19,000 women both vaccinated and unvaccinated download an


‘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


UCD seeks Chinese backers

February 16, 2022

University College Dublin (UCD) is seeking to strengthen its ties to Chinese funds, despite ongoing allegations that the Chinese government has influence over academic output by the university. The Business Post reported last Sunday that UCD tendered