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Ireland 2037 – Envisaging Ireland 20 Years from today

This item appeared originally as part of ‘Envisaging Ireland 20 Years from today‘ in the Sunday Business Post magazine on Sunday 12th March 2017. In this extract, IMPACT general secretary SHAY CODY describes the Ireland of 2037 in the aftermath of Brexit, the Trump presidency, increasing automation, and the economic revolution caused by the introduction of a Universal […]

Ireland 2037 – Envisaging Ireland 20 Years from today

How to spot Fake News

Dan O’Connor is a work experience student who has spent the last couple of weeks working with us at IMPACT. For our blog this week, we asked him to comb through some recent articles and compile a list of ways we can spot fake news. Many of us are share stories and news via social […]

How to spot Fake News

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of the New Administration: Trump’s Labour Pick on Unions and the Public Sector

  Who is Andy Puzder, Trump’s nominee for the post of Labour Secretary? I read his book, Job Creation: How it Really Works and why Government Doesn’t Understand It to see if I could learn something about his worldview. What I discovered was a right-wing, capitalist manifesto built on the thesis that the public sector […]

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of the New Administration: Trump’s Labour Pick on Unions and the Public Sector

For the Record: Yes We Opposed TTIP But No, That Doesn’t Mean We Agree With Donald Trump

LUGHAN DEANE looks at the likelihood that the TTIP’s days are numbered, but wants to make it clear that this does not put us on the same page as the new US president. Rather, the demise of this protectionist deal obliges Europe to propose a better alternative. Donald Trump is pulling out of the Transpacific […]

For the Record: Yes We Opposed TTIP But No, That Doesn’t Mean We Agree With Donald Trump

Trump’s election was propelled by the rise of precarious work

Since last November’s US presidential election there has been much media talk about the fact that the so-called Rustbelt, the name given to what’s left of America’s once-booming region of industry, delivered Donald Trump his historic victory. Almost ten years ago Noam Chomsky published an essay – Rustbelt Rage – in which he warned that […]

Trump’s election was propelled by the rise of precarious work

From Shakespeare and Milton to a Stringfellow Lap Dancing Club: Last Week’s Remarkable Uber Ruling

LUGHAN DEANE looks at the landmark ruling against the digital platform behemoth Uber, and its claims that Uber drivers are independent contractors. In a landmark ruling, an employment judge working for the UK Employment Tribunals has systematically and brutally dismantled Uber’s claim that its drivers are independent sub-contractors and not employees. Drivers, the judges have […]

From Shakespeare and Milton to a Stringfellow Lap Dancing Club: Last Week’s Remarkable Uber Ruling