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Fine Gael today renewed its calls for the Government to revisit its plans to restructure Anglo Irish Bank and shut it down if saving it is not economically viable. Finance spokesman Michael Noonan noted Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan said … Continue reading
No amount of houses, yachts or portraits would ever fill Callely’s desire to be noticed, writes John Drennan He may now be more famous than Brian Cowen, but the strangest thing about the summer phenomenon of 2010 is that we … Continue reading
This is big trouble for the USA WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators on Friday shut down a Nevada bank, raising to 83 the number of U.S. bank failures this year. The 83 closures so far this year is more than double … Continue reading
We recently crossed over the 36,000 visitors mark and for the first time we also got a mention in the local paper the Wicklow Times click here Document (9) They picked up on my article on the Local TD’s … Continue reading
For all those that want their voices heard by the gangsters in Leinster House Come to the demonstration on the 25 .05. 2010 And help represent the middle ground, by making a united stand. We will overcome the corrupt political system! This is … Continue reading
ICTU accuses Govt of ‘failing’ unemployed Saturday, 1 May 2010 11:15 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has accused the Government of ignoring the jobs crisis, and failing the 435,000 people currently out of work. In a May Day statement, … Continue reading
One of the saddest and most revealing books I have ever read was written about the Great Depression. ‘The Unemployed Man and His Family’ was written by an American academic called Mirra Komarovsky.
She interviewed 59 white men who had lost their jobs in the depression and tried to assess the impact on their families.
I read it when I was in university and it has stayed with me for the past 20 years. If you want to know why unemployment and the reduction in unemployment — not the banks, the bondholders or some secondary issue to do with the financial markets — has to be the cornerstone of our economic policy, read it.
If you don’t have the time to read it, just look at what is happening around you