Saturday October 24, 2020

Backroom: Overburden the rich and our recovery will stall

There should be little doubt that the poverty industry has won the soft debate for Ireland's hearts and minds and, more importantly, for the decisions of policy-makers.

9th December, 2012

One of former finance minister Charlie McCreevy's favourite targets when he ruled the roost just a decade ago was the 'poverty industry'. By this, he meant the serried ranks of anti-poverty campaigners, parties of the left, various academics and people like Fr Sean Healy.

The organisation that Healy heads has had more name changes than Sellafield. He is the head of an organisation now called Social Justice Ireland, previously called Cori (the Conference of Religious...

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