• Seán Golden 6 December 2023
    In the 1920s, the incipient democratic government of the newly independent Irish state managed to disarm the guerrilla forces that had fought the War of Independence by offering them the chance to become members of the new Irish police force in return for surrendering their weapons, thereby guaranteeing the state’s monopoly on violence. This means that Ireland is now faced with the dilemma of how to respond to right-wing violence while respecting the values of liberty.
  • Mattia Del Conero 29 April 2011
    Foreigners currently make up at least 10% of Ireland's population (4.5 million), but in Dublin the percentage is even higher. Moore Street seems to be the privileged observatory to see the Dublin of the future. Here, in particular, it is the Poles who are in charge. Their arrival is the result of a brave and unconventional choice made by the Irish government in 2004 to open its labour market to citizens of the eight Eastern European countries that at that time joined the E.U. Now, however, with Ireland crushed by the economic crisis and saved by a bailout, there is the risk that not only the Poles will pack their bags and return home.
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