July 2010

Introduction to special issue: Introduction: boom to bust, Irish social policy in challenging times   Mairead Considine and Fiona Dukelow
From Catholic Church dominance to social partnership promise and now economic crisis, little changes in Irish social policy   Joe Moran
What future lies ahead for the Irish welfare state?   Mary Murphy
The structural failure of Irish economic development and employment policy   Tom O'Connor
Access to third level education: challenges for equality of opportunity in post celtic tiger Ireland   Nicola Maxwell and Claire Dorrity
‘When poverty flies in the window, love walks out the door’: recessionary times for people experiencing poverty   Katherine Harford
Policy review: Policy review: national action plans for combating poverty and social exclusion – from 1997 to the present   Cynthia Martin
Comment piece: Reforming politics - where we should begin   Michael D. Higgins
Comment piece: Boom to bust: its impact on Irish health policy and health services   Sara Burke
Comment piece: From boom to bust – the experience of the Society of St Vincent de Paul   Caroline Fahey and Brendan Hennessy
Book review: Celtic Tiger in Collapse: explaining the weaknesses of the Irish model by Peadar Kirby   Cathal O'Connell
Book review: Ship of Fools: how stupidity and corruption sank the celtic tiger by Fintan O'Toole   Eileen Hogan
Book review: The Dáil in the 21st Century by Anthony O’Halloran   John Bruton
Book review: Michael Davitt: new perspectives edited by Fintan Lane and Andrew G. Newby   Patrick Buckley
Book review: In Search of the Promised Land: the politics of post-war Ireland by Gary Murphy   Tim McCarthy
Book review: Repairing British Politics by Richard Gordon   Neil Collins