‘Unlocking Ireland’s Housing Crisis’ is the latest episode in our podcast series, which provides an enlightening overview of the historical context of the housing crisis in Ireland. This podcast delves into the potential to integrate policy adopted in Austria, which in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis reacted radically different to Ireland. We explore housing as a whole with two exclusive interviews with experts in housing.Read More New Podcast
The ‘Pursuit Of HAPpiness’ podcast provides a provoking insight into the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme in Ireland. Do you want to know, what it is like living as a recipient of HAP, the instability, insecurity and uncertainty of the rental market and examining how the scheme is designed more so for the landlords rather than the tenants and the devastating impacts this can have on the people availing of this scheme, who can be exploited at a moments notice.Read More Podcast: Pursuit Of Happiness
If the situation arises where financial aid is required to afford somewhere to live, there are schemes put in place to assist. The HAP scheme is there to help, or at least, it’s supposed to be. The HAP scheme is majorly flawed, and is skewing the market for everyone, not only the HAP tenants. The lack of sufficient social housing has thrown a considerable number of social housing candidates into the deep end of the private rental sector. It’s time to talk about that.Read More What HAPpens Next Ireland?
The ‘Class A’ podcast provides an interesting discussion around drugs in Irish society more specifically around the argument for the decriminalisation/ legalisation of cannabis/ drugs in Ireland, the glamourisation of drugs in Irish TV shows and much more. The ‘Class A’ podcast features an exclusive interview with award-winning crime journalist, Nicola Tallant.Read More Podcast: Class A
Israel has long been held up as a beacon of democracy and freedom in the Middle East, however, they have a long history of clandestine activities and dealing with tyrants and dictators when it serves their needs.Read More Israel; Friend or Foe
It’s a well-worn epithet, liberally applied throughout the Irish social media grapevine to Fine Gael and their supporters. It has seen an increase in use in recent years, with Google Trends noting an uptick in searches for the term “blueshirts” and “Fine Gael blueshirts” since Leo Varadkar, ever the divisive figure, took the party reins from Enda Kenny in 2017.
It’s easy to draw parallels between the United Kingdom’s bleak economic prospects in the early 2020s and the devastating and epochal Winter of Discontent that augured the Thatcher years in 1978-79. Indeed, many in the media already haveRead More Locked in a Time Warp
Real-life horror story: Persecution of Falun Gong Organ Harvesting in China. On the 22nd of July, in 1999, all across mainland China practitioners of Falun Gong the crackdown of the persecuted spiritual group began. Falun Gong is a form of qigong, a combination of meditation and Qigong exercises. The origins of the spiritual group can be traced back to its roots in 1992.Read More
There are fears of a fresh wave of unrest in Nigeria as Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IpoB), was arrested and deported to Nigeria. Details of his detainment are still vague but Nigerian authorities are claiming it was an operation that involved Interpol.Read More Impending trouble in Nigeria after the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu
An icy chill crept down the proverbial spine of the Biden administration on Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) intimated that should his party regain control of the Senate after next year’s midterm elections, he will refuse to hold a vote to confirm any picks for the Supreme Court Biden might make ahead of the 2024 presidential election.Read More The Race Is On For The US Supreme Court