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Democratic breakdown, inequality and populism in the 21st Century: line-cutters, ladder-pullers and unreachable elites (Pre-published version)
(MacGill Summer School, 2018)
When I began my current research project, which examines as one of its components the underlying causes of contemporary populism, I started with the conviction that both deepening inequality and democratic deficits generated ...
Austerity, resistance and changing values in Ireland: social movement outcomes and political polarization
(RIA [Royal Irish Academy], 2018)
Money-lending, intimidation and the consequences of financial exclusion (Pre-published version)
These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick. On Limerick’s estates, crime is being spurred by pressing social problems – and they’re not going away.
Limerick’s estates of fear
(Irish Examiner, 2011)
Breaking the bonds of poverty, drugs and crime. Community violence in Limerick must be understood in order to be solved.
The TEACH report: traveller education & adults: crisis challenge and change
(NATC [National Association of Travellers' Centres], 2010)
This report was commissioned by the National Association of Travellers’ Centres (NATC) in light of the findings of the Value for Money Review (2008) and the report of An Bord Snip Nua (2009) which recommended the phasing ...
Role of community is key to understanding Irish water protest confrontations (Pre-published version)
(The Irish Times, 2015)
Will confrontational campaigners provoke Government into increasingly repressive responses to their actions?
Juvenile justice, crime and early intervention: key challenges from the Limerick context (Pre-published version)
(The Probation Service [Ireland], 2012)
This paper outlines the findings of a three-year study on criminal gang participation, anti-social behaviour and systems of intimidation within disadvantaged communities in Limerick city. The research is considered in light ...
Internalized flexibility and relative deprivation: subjective responses to adult transitions in the Republic of Ireland
(Anthropology Ireland, 2017)
This article presents the preliminary findings of a study which explores attitudes to striving amongst thirty-six young middle class adults aged between 22 and 32 in the Republic of Ireland. It draws heavily on a similar ...
Cutbacks are as pernicious as hard drugs
(Irish Examiner, 2014)
The Leaving Certificate 'leaves' too many people behind
(Irish Examiner, 2014)