“Central to a sustainable future is a fair and equitable tax system. A balance must be struck between the overall level of taxation and its capacity to support economic, social and infrastructural requirements adequately.”

Taxation plays a key role in shaping Irish society through funding public services, supporting economic activity and redistributing resources to enhan(...)

A homeless man sleeping on Kildare St in Dublin. “Great disparities in wealth and power divide society into the rich and the poor.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland needs a new guiding vision. The economic crisis of recent years is principally the result of the failure of an economic and social phil(...)