Category Archives: Issues

Far from home: Direct Provision

Introduced in 1999, the practice of Direct Provision was originally intended as a temporary solution to a refugee crisis spreading across Europe. As the true scale of the crisis emerged, the system...

Modular housing: The UK experience

Modular construction has been widely proposed as a radical and innovative building practice which may offer a means of rapidly tackling the state’s significant housing shortfall. eolas assesses the potential opportunities granted...

Homelessness continues to rise

Total homelessness figures have drawn closer to 10,000 and over 3,700 children are counted in the Government’s latest homeless figures. Simultaneously, there is “no end in sight for rental woes” according to...

Gender Action Plan

Following the 2016 National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutes and the “exceptionally slow” progress that has followed a Higher Education Authority (HEA) Expert Group report, Minister of State...

A Digital Causeway with data at the centre

Following its designation as Northern Ireland’s first enterprise zone in 2016, the Atlantic Link Enterprise Campus in Coleraine is now home to Northern Ireland’s largest data centre. David Whelan speaks to 5NINES...

Open for disruption

Paul Toner, Partner and Head of Consulting at KPMG, speaks to eolas about approaching the digital transformation challenge in a way that embraces the opportunities of disruption. Digital disruption is changing the...

Budget 2019

In October 2018, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD presented his second budget to the Dáil. Budget 2019, he said, “is a responsible budget for a modern...

SDLP: ‘Soldiers of destiny’?

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP are currently engaged in intensive political talks about closer cooperation and a possible merger. Two months ago, they were dismayed that the substance of their private talks...

Paschal’s prudence

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has adopted a doctrine far removed from the “when I have it, I spend it” canon of erstwhile Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy....