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# would-it-work-here - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

Aug 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,955 Views 49 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

# would-it-work-here - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Could a rent freeze work in Ireland - and what effect would it have?
# Would It Work
# Would It Work

Could a rent freeze work in Ireland - and what effect would it have?

Nov 16th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,875 Views 69 Comments

Rents have increased once again despite 10% more rental properties coming onto the market, according to a Daft.ie report.

# would-it-work-here - Friday 26 April, 2019

Should mandatory registration of bicycles be introduced in Ireland?
# Would It Work Here?
# Would It Work Here?

Should mandatory registration of bicycles be introduced in Ireland?

Apr 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 24,521 Views 125 Comments

3,929 bicycles were reported stolen from Dublin in 2018.

# would-it-work-here - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Can the UK's 'elective only hospital' model help reduce overcrowding in Irish hospitals?
# Would It Work Here?
# Would It Work Here?

Can the UK's 'elective only hospital' model help reduce overcrowding in Irish hospitals?

Oct 13th 2018, 6:30 PM 13,998 Views 21 Comments

The government plans to build three elective only hospitals by 2027.

# would-it-work-here - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Should we replace our TV licence fee with Finland's means-tested tax?

Should we replace our TV licence fee with Finland's means-tested tax?

Jan 2nd 2018, 6:15 AM 21,522 Views 91 Comments

Ireland’s high TV licence fee evasion rate means we need a new model for funding our public service broadcaster.

# would-it-work-here - Monday 1 May, 2017

Can a deposit on bottles help Ireland's environment?
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# Bottle Job

Can a deposit on bottles help Ireland's environment?

May 1st 2017, 8:30 PM 14,515 Views 39 Comments

The Green Party says yes.

# would-it-work-here - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'The correction': Should the government forgive some of Ireland's mortgage debt?

'The correction': Should the government forgive some of Ireland's mortgage debt?

Mar 19th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,492 Views 47 Comments

Iceland forgave a portion of mortgage holders’ debts in 2014.

# would-it-work-here - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Over 198,000 empty homes in Ireland: UK officers turn them into housing - would that work here?
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# Solutions

Over 198,000 empty homes in Ireland: UK officers turn them into housing - would that work here?

Mar 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 41,822 Views 70 Comments

Empty homes officers have been appointed in the UK since the early 90s.

# would-it-work-here - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?
# Education
# Education

'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?

Mar 5th 2017, 8:15 AM 20,870 Views 43 Comments

In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.

# would-it-work-here - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

Feb 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 23,762 Views 46 Comments

We look at international solutions to dirty litter habits – and whether they would be effective here.

# would-it-work-here - Monday 20 February, 2017

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Feb 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 28,590 Views 47 Comments

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.