Irland

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  • The Irish Election results
  • The complex Irish Proportional Representation voting system means counting will probably only finish today; some more seats have to be sorted. But the result overall is a rejection of austerity and a reality check on government rhetoric about...
  • Ireland: An Establishment in Decline
  • While electoral victory isn’t on the cards it seems likely that left-of-Labour parties and candidates will receive between a quarter and a third of the vote in the Irish general election, held tomorrow.
  • Das Vorzeigekind begehrt auf
  • Irland galt lange als das Aushängeschild der Austeritätspolitik. Nun will die Regierung Wassergebühren einheben, was Niedrigverdienende unverhältnismäßig hart treffen und den Weg zur Privatisierung der Wasserversorgung ebnen wird. Seit 2012 wird nun...