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This week TASC is launching “The Ireland We Want”, a series of policy briefs that address urgent issues in Ireland today, in anticipation of a new government and in recognition of the critical challenges we now face.
Community led just recovery for rural Ireland Policy Brief by FEPS TASC Researcher, Seán McCabe
This policy brief explores how focusing on community led climate action in the aftermath of COVID-19 would both encourage a fair recovery across Ireland and ensure social approval for the measures necessary to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Read on here
The end of private sector primacy in Ireland ? by Shana Cohen, Director TASC
The extraordinary payment made by the Irish Government to rent private hospital beds illustrates how entrenched the fixation with privileging the private sector is, regardless of the current economic crisis. Read on here
COVID-19 and the renewal of housing rights by Dr. Padraic Kenna,NUI Galway
Current emergency measures to protect people’s lives have been breathtaking; bans on evictions, mortgage and rent deferrals, universal health care and guaranteed minimum incomes, all taken with a speed and certainty that cuts right across all the “impossibilities” of the recent past.Read on here
Do emission reduction numbers matter? by FEPS TASC Researcher, Seán McCabe
There remains only a small window of opportunity to enact the necessary climate action required to avoid catastrophic climate change. Read on here
Podcast: COVID-19 and Misinformation by Eileen Culloty, post-doctoral researcher at DCU
How can misinformation and conspiracies become popular, especially in times of uncertainty, and what the average social media user can do to combat them. Listen in here
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