The vote for Sinn Féin was the dog that finally barked

Ireland’s economic growth model is politically unsustainable with the foreign direct investment regime creating a dynamic of winners and losers

16th February, 2020
The vote for Sinn Féin was the dog that finally barked
Crowds outside Leinster House in Dublin during a Raise the Roof housing rights protest

The rise of Sinn Féin is down to an anti-establishment vote that can be traced to three political economy factors.

These are the existence of the country‘s foreign direct investment-led growth model that creates winners and losers; rising wealth and housing inequalities; and almost a decade of austerity resulting in deteriorating public services and creaking public infrastructure.

Ireland’s economic growth model is politically and electorally unsustainable. It is based on using...

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