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  • Is There a Future for Christian Religious Education in Irish Post-primary Schools?

    Amalee Meehan

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    The Irish state is committed to ensure that all children, in accordance with their abilities should have ‘formative experiences in moral, religious and spiritual education’, while maintaining due regard for the rights of the child and their parents to freedom of religion.

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  • John Redmond and the First World War

    Ronan McGreevy

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    Ronan McGreevy writes about John Redmond, whose commitment to Irish participation in the First World War destroyed him and his party.

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  • Just Work? Catholic & Feminist Perspectives on Labour and Livelihood

    Christine Firer Hinze

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    This brief essay is premised on two convictions. The first is that modern

    Catholic Social Teaching and thought, though it has many limits, provides

    a contemporary, Gospel- and tradition-based understanding of human

    flourishing, a specific orientation toward people and institutions, and a

    set of moral principles or base-points.

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  • Justice, Dignity, and Reward: Nurturing Relationships in the Gig Economy

    Calum Samuelson

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    The Bible has a great deal to say about workers and work, but, due to considerable cultural and economic differences, it can be difficult to apply biblical wisdom to the complex landscape of modern work.

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  • Latecomers to Reform? Catholic Activism in the Wake of the French Wars of Religion

    Alison Forrestal

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    Latecomers to Reform? Catholic Activism in the Wake of the French Wars of Religion

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  • Martin Luther and the Reformation in Historical Thought, 1517-2017

    Scott Dixon

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    Martin Luther and the Reformation in Historical Thought, 1517-2017

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  • New Fault-lines in Europe: the Political Consequences of Brexit

    John Bruton

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    New Fault-lines in Europe: the Political Consequences of Brexit

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  • On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine: From Newman to the Second Vatican Council and Beyond

    Fáinche Ryan

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    On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine: From Newman to the Second Vatican Council and Beyond 

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  • One Hundred Years of Dáil Éireann 1918–2018: Elections, Personalities and Issues

    Anthony White

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    Anthony White writes of the centenary of Dail Eireann, examining the profiles of Irish TDs over one hundred years of uninterrupted parliamentary democracy.

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  • PeopleTalk: Promoting Conversation about Democracy

    Edmond Grace SJ

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    PeopleTalk: Promoting Conversation about Democracy

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  • Policy and Partnership

    Maire Céline Clegg IBVM

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    Educational policy choices made at any given time can tell us a great deal about the role of the state within a particular society and its attitude to diversity within a contemporary culture.

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  • Precarious Work Leads to Precarious Lives: the Irish Experience and Policy Responses

    Sinéad Pembroke

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    Paid work is an aspiration for many people. Many of us are thankful to have it, and it forms an integral part of our identity; often one of the first questions we ask a person is ‘what do you do for a living?’

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