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Care and Social Reproduction: Some Observations on Ireland from Conor McCabe

Barry and Conroy (2014) Ireland in Crisis: Women, Austerity and Inequality from Conor McCabe

Lynch and Lyons (2008) - The Gendered Order of Caring from Conor McCabe

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Newspaper man reveals in shocking detail that he knows nothing about class:
“AB voters
In class terms, Fine Gael is away out in front among the better-off AB voters, where it is on 46 per cent. It is also the biggest party among middle-class C1 voters, where it gets 33 per cent, and among farmers, where […]

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The following are a series of quotes from recent newspaper articles which show how ‘legal obstacles’ and the constitution are insurmountable barriers to bringing about change, until people try to use the same arguments to challenge the government. Then legal issues that the people’s argument are based upon melt away overnight.
UPDATE:
Protection of Life […]

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Slides from presentation given at the summer school.

Who Benefits From Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick, May 2013 from conormccabe

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These are the PDfs I’m drawing upon for today’s work - which for me is based around the issue of social reproduction.
A couple of articles I found handy:
‘Cuts Are A Feminist Issue’ by the Feminist Fightback Collective, an anti-capitalist collective based in East London. The article first appeared in Soundings, December 2011.

‘Affect, Race and […]

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Sins of the Father may be currently out of print, with the first print run having sold out just before Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait very long before Conor’s work appears in print again.
The proof copy of Irish Left Review Journal came through my letterbox this morning, and if […]

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This is a short clip I made of a webinar on Irish air finance which took place in May this year. And yes it is as boring as it sounds but in it the participants revealed a mind-set which I found quite fascinating.
They are talking about the risks today and one of them said […]

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[Source: Central Bank of Ireland Annual and Quarterly Reports, 1988-1998]
Graph outlining the explosion in new Irish bank credit directed towards financial sector and personal lending (including mortgages) before and during the so-called ‘celtic tiger’ years.
Irish bank credit directed towards manufacture barely rises until the late 1990s - it actually drops during the early […]

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This is the distribution and growth of bank credit in Ireland from 1988 to 1998. The figures are taken from the Central Bank of Ireland Quarterly Bulletins. The lion’s share of new credit went to financial intermediation (investment in financial products) and personal consumption (mortgages/personal lending). Manufacture is near the bottom in terms of growth […]

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Not the only source of credit/growth in the Irish economy during this time, but still an interesting statistic showing that growth in Irish private bank lending from 1989 to 1994 was dominated by personal loans (including mortgages) and financial intermediaries - there was actually a drop in private bank credit supplied to the manufacturing sector. […]

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