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# inequality - Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?
# We The People
# We The People

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?

Feb 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 62 Views 41 Comments

Where do we stand as a nation on issues like neutrality, aid and inequality? Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review allows us to have our say, writes Hans Zomer.

# inequality - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Capitalism didn’t create poverty, it inherited it (and now it’s fixing it)
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Aaron McKenna: Capitalism didn’t create poverty, it inherited it (and now it’s fixing it)

Jan 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 704 Views 181 Comments

Oxfam won a PR coup this week with the simple line that the richest 85 people in the world have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion. But there’s one problem with that message – inequality isn’t actually keeping people in poverty.

# inequality - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

Jan 21st 2014, 12:54 PM 940 Views 88 Comments

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

# inequality - Monday 20 January, 2014

World's wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population
# Oxfam Report
# Oxfam Report

World's wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population

Jan 20th 2014, 10:04 AM 18,649 Views 190 Comments

A report by Oxfam finds that Europe’s 10 richest people exceeds the total cost of stimulus measures implemented across the EU between 2008 and 2010.

# inequality - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers
# Inequality
# Inequality

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers

Nov 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 18,341 Views 90 Comments

The radical proposal will be voted on next week in a referendum.

# inequality - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Austerity 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s
# Cautionary Tale
# Cautionary Tale

Austerity 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s

Sep 12th 2013, 9:16 AM 6,683 Views 56 Comments

A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.

# inequality - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007
# Poverty
# Poverty

Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007

May 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 8,436 Views 27 Comments

A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.

# inequality - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Column: There is a troubling disjuncture between politics and civil society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There is a troubling disjuncture between politics and civil society

May 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 64 Views 54 Comments

Our political systems have declined to a point where they cannot introduce profound change in the social order – this needs to change in order for society to flourish, writes Niall Crowley.

# inequality - Monday 18 March, 2013

Aerial views of Hong Kong's 'cage' apartments
# Inequality
# Inequality

Aerial views of Hong Kong's 'cage' apartments

Mar 18th 2013, 12:00 PM 29,513 Views 54 Comments

Hong Kong is statistically the least equal city in the developed world – and 100,000 of people live in these wood-partitioned cubicles and sub-divided apartments.

# inequality - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures
# Entrepreneurs
# Entrepreneurs

Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 39 Views 15 Comments

Entrepreneurs, job-seekers, rural enterprises, tourism initiatives and community-based projects all rely on local development companies – which could be forced to close under new reforms, writes John Walsh.

# inequality - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

Dec 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 28 Views 62 Comments

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

# inequality - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Column: Welcome to Ireland’s new cycle of inequality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Welcome to Ireland’s new cycle of inequality

Mar 31st 2012, 6:00 PM 18 Views 29 Comments

The people with the highest incomes have suffered least in the recession, writes Michael Taft.

# inequality - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Top earners see 8% increase in disposable income: CSO
# Top Earners
# Top Earners

Top earners see 8% increase in disposable income: CSO

Mar 28th 2012, 3:50 PM 5,778 Views 45 Comments

While most people have seen their disposables income plunge in recent years, new figures show that the top 10 per cent of earners have actually seen an increase.

Disposable income falls and risk of poverty rises: CSO
# Poverty
# Poverty

Disposable income falls and risk of poverty rises: CSO

Mar 28th 2012, 11:39 AM 2,332 Views 37 Comments

Statistics show the rich-poor gap increased in 2010, with the top 20 per cent of earners bringing home incomes 5.5 times greater than those on the lowest incomes.

# inequality - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS

Dec 1st 2011, 7:30 AM 36 Views 20 Comments

Yes, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing – but there are several huge threats in the fight against HIV and AIDS, writes Breda Gahan on World Aids Day.

# inequality - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Poll: Have you experienced inequality in the workplace?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you experienced inequality in the workplace?

Nov 15th 2011, 10:30 AM 2,170 Views 16 Comments

A new ESRI study appears to suggest that the battle for equality in the workplace has not been hit by the recession – in fact, more Irish workplaces have a formal equality policy in place than ever. Have you ever been a victim of workplace inequality?

# inequality - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Column: The boom made Ireland a more equal society. Surprised?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The boom made Ireland a more equal society. Surprised?

Nov 8th 2011, 9:42 AM 222 Views 100 Comments

Statistics show that inequality fell during the boom, writes Shane Leavy, so why are we always hearing the opposite?

# inequality - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Make a night out of International Women's Day
# IWD
# IWD

Make a night out of International Women's Day

Mar 8th 2011, 3:35 PM 1,107 Views 0 Comments

Check out a list of events designed to celebrate and debate IWD in Ireland this evening.

Poll: Do we need an International Women's Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do we need an International Women's Day?

Mar 8th 2011, 11:06 AM 1,375 Views 0 Comments

It’s the centenary of #IWD and Barack Obama has announced March 2011 as “Women’s History Month”: but do you think women need a special day dedicated to their issues at all?

Read Me: Equality for women has made progress - but not enough
# Read Me
# Read Me

Read Me: Equality for women has made progress - but not enough

Mar 8th 2011, 9:29 AM 160 Views 2 Comments

Concern Worldwide workers write on International Women’s Day of the discrimination, violence, coerced sex and early marriage that doom many of the world’s little girls to a cruel future.

# inequality - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Irish women are less-well off than men - but they live longer and are less likely to emigrate
# Gender
# Gender

Irish women are less-well off than men - but they live longer and are less likely to emigrate

Feb 2nd 2011, 6:20 PM 1,073 Views 0 Comments

Gender imbalance exists according to report from Central Statistics Office – but inequality is present on both sides of the divide.