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  • Get Out There And Vote

    June 5, 2009 @ 12:17 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There’s an Anarchist poster around town to the effect that, If voting changed anything they’d ban it. Or maybe it was, Don’t vote – it only encourages them. I know the arguments: parliamentary democracy is fixed in favour of the privileged, there’s no point, etc.

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    The alternative is anarchy (more…)

  • Cherishing all the children of the nation equally

    December 2, 2008 @ 10:33 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The row between the teachers’ unions and Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe has overshadowed the issue of third-level college fees. These were removed by the Rainbow Coalition in 1996 when Labour’s Niamh Bhreathnach had that portfolio. (more…)

  • Pulling up the drawbridge

    October 18, 2008 @ 12:05 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The real tragedy with certain elements of the Budget is that they represent the restoration of  “means-test economics” and threaten to bring a halt to a decade or so of social advancement in this State. With the introduction of free fees, medical cards for everyone over 70 and other measures there was an unaccustomed whiff of egalitarianism about this self-styled Republic. (more…)


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