Blog Archive | April 2019

Dispelling some illusions

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
‘It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the children, to secure that no child shall suffer hunger or cold from lack of food, clothing, or shelter.’  So reads the revised Democratic Programme of January 1919. Clearly, the values underlying that Programme have not been reflected in social policy in …

An Ireland Worth Working for - towards a new democratic programme

Posted on April 14, 2019 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
Later today, Monday 15th April, the Nevin Economic Research Institute along with New Island Books will launch An Ireland Worth Working For: Towards a new democratic programme. This book is about the future of Ireland – its economy and society and its people. It sets out a vision for the whole of Ireland that goes beyond sectarian or political agendas. What we need is a credible and carefully …

Brexit – an example of radical agnosis

Posted on April 05, 2019 by Tom Healy

Tom Healy, Director NERI
Not knowing how or when or what is part of the human condition. The Brexit process has reminded us of this especially as ‘deadlines’ and ‘agreements’ are pushed out and out. If we have learned one thing through the process it is that nothing is agreed until all is agreed and that all or most of those who matter are fully on board. That includes 28 sovereign Member States of the European …

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