Eat or Heat: The call of our current crises must not be drowned out by the language of power

As the budget looms, and protesters take to the street this weekend, Susan O’Keeffe writes that only one message remains for the government - Help

Thousands of people are expected to attend a cost-of-living protest in Dublin on Saturday. Picture:

People in Ireland enjoy the summer months. Regardless of the weather, there is a kind of Christmas atmosphere that prevails across the June to August period. Work takes second place for many; any sense of urgency seems easy to quash with a lovely walk by the beach or posting social media pictures of dogs and babies eating ice-creams or splashing in the waves. A few bottles of wine and the odd pint creep into the ...