Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

What a difference a year makes. Early 2015 was a moment of enormous optimism for the Left in the eurozone periphery.

Syriza had swept to power in Greece on 36% of the popular vote. Sinn Féin and Podemos were riding high in the Irish and Spanish polls and looking like potential leaders of left led governments.

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What should we do when faced with the blind fury of the horde? How should we respond to those too ignorant to understand the necessity of austerity?

Across Europe backward people are brazenly rejecting the carefully constructed consensus of the technocrats.

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Eoin O Broin on last nights  RTE Late Debate with Kieran O’Donnell TD, Senator Paschal Mooney, Stephen Collins of the Irish Times and Sheila Killian from Limerick University discussing the Austerity Treaty referendum, the Eurozone crisis  and the first meeting of newly elected French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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In today’s Iris Examiner Eoin O Broin outlines Sinn Féin’s alternative to austerity.

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Stephen Collins is at it again. His latest Irish Times column on the Austerity Treaty (10 March 2012) displays his trademark disregard for the facts.

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The Labour Party appears to be at sixes and sevens over the Austerity Treaty and whether it will lead to recovey or kill growth, destroy jobs and derail recovery.

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On 2 March 2012, the Fine Gael-Labour Government signed up to the Eurozone austerity treaty. Here are 10 things you need to know about the new agreement.

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