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Housing Crisis in Ireland: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It

The housing crisis in Ireland has reached alarming levels, with a deficit estimated at up to 256,000 homes. The Housing Commission, established as part of the Programme for Government, has called for a radical reset of housing policy. Here’s a breakdown of what the government has done wrong and what needs to be done to …

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Unraveling the Far-Right Agenda: Why Sinn Féin and Left Parties Are in Their Crosshairs

The far-right in Ireland has set its sights on parties like Sinn Féin and other left-leaning groups for several reasons: Unraveling the Far-Right Agenda: Why Sinn Féin and Left Parties Are in Their Crosshairs In summary, the far-right targets Sinn Féin and left parties due to ideological opposition, electoral competition, and a desire to maintain …

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Unveiling the Far-Right Fabrications: Lies Spread in Ireland

Amidst the cacophony of political discourse in Ireland, the far-right has been weaving a web of deception to suit its xenophobic narrative. Here are some of the egregious lies they’ve propagated: These fabrications serve as tools to stoke fear, sow division, and legitimize discriminatory policies and actions against vulnerable communities, eroding social cohesion and democratic …

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Exposing the Far-Right’s Lies: How Fear and Misinformation Target Refugees and Women in Ireland

Since far-right groups began their most recent period of agitation against refugees in Ireland, they have followed a familiar playbook. They began with claims of false scarcity, asserting that “Ireland Is Full” and insisting that the country needs to “look after our own first.” When the government started moving asylum seekers into disused buildings, these …

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10 Reasons to Vote for Sinn Féin, Social Democrats, and People Before Profit on June 7th

As we approach the local, European, and Limerick Mayoral elections on June 7th, it’s clear that Ireland is at a crossroads. With over 14,000 people in homeless accommodations, more than 30,000 hidden homeless, and nearly one million people awaiting hospital care, it’s evident that the current government has failed us. We need a change, and …

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How Far-Right Agitators Manipulate Ireland’s Real Concerns

The recent violent clashes in Newtownmountkennedy have highlighted a disturbing trend: far-right groups are increasingly manipulating genuine public concerns to foster fear, hate, and division in Irish society. These groups, often claiming to be patriotic defenders of Ireland, are in reality promoting a toxic agenda of racism and xenophobia, supported and amplified by international far-right …

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Italy vs Ireland Rugby Tickets and Multi-Centre Italy Trip!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive offer! Join What’s Going On Ireland now for just €10 a year and gain access to amazing deals like this one. Italy vs Ireland Rugby Tickets and Multi-Centre Italy Trip! Subscribe Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Italy takes on Ireland in the Six Nations Rugby Championship! For …

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First Home Scheme: Your Path to Homeownership

The First Home Scheme is here to make your dream of owning your first home a reality. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a first-time self-builder, or an eligible applicant, this scheme, introduced by the Government of Ireland in partnership with Participating Lenders, is designed to help you secure your first home anywhere in the Republic …

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Understanding Maternity Benefit

Maternity Benefit is a payment for employed and self-employed people who are: Understanding Maternity Benefit If you are eligible for full-rate Maternity Benefit, you will receive €274 a week for 26 weeks (156 days). If you already receive certain social welfare payments, you may get half-rate Maternity Benefit, which is €137 per week. How to …

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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a crucial financial aid aimed at assisting families with the added expenses of clothing and footwear as children prepare to return to school each autumn. This means-tested, once-off payment is available to eligible families between June 1st and September 30th every year. Back to School Clothing …

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