32 Episodes. 32 Counties. 32 Questions. Every week United Ireland looks at how issues in small places have a much bigger context, and discusses the issues important to you. Let's go!
EPISODE 88: GDP, yeah you know me
When we saw Samuel Brazys, an Associate Professor at UCD tweeting that 1,257 companies with a combined turnover of 68 billion (= to 17.5% of Irish GDP) work from one office block on North Wall Quay in Dublin, we had to know more.
We wanted to know about GDP, GNP, GNI*, tax loopholes, whether we have any intangible assets we can move to a tax haven, are we a tax haven on purpose, what's a double Irish and should we do away with all these maybe fake measurements of our economy and change to Gross National Happiness like Bhutan and New Zealand?
BONUS EP: A violent Dublin protest and the conspiracies that formed it
We are talking to friend of the pod Aoife Gallagher from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue about the end of February protest in Dublin that turned violent.
BONUS: When friends ran for election, the 2011 Dylan Haskins campaign
Ten years ago this week, Una and her two flatmates were in Dublin, depressed about the recession, and decided one of them should run for election. A decade later, Una and Dylan reflect on that time.
BONUS EP: Clubbing is Culture
In our ongoing quest to dance, we're looking at the importance of Clubbing being considered as culture.
On the back of the Dept of Justice announcing intentions to extend our archaic licensing laws and repeal the 1935 Public Dance Halls Act following the long term campaigning by Sunil Sharpe and the rest of the Give Us The Night crew and the establishment of the Night Time Economy Task Force, we're delving into the policies of each of the parties with regard to what happens in our cities and towns after dark.
You can also watch the Clubbing Is Culture mini doc here:
EPISODE 88: Why are Gardaí raiding CBD stores?
Little Collins is a CBD shop in Kilkenny and Galway that's been raided by Gardaí a number of times over the past few weeks. We're joined by owner Ide O'Brien to try and get to the bottom of why this is happening.
We also have a broader look at the journey Ireland is currently on with cannabis and delve into the reasons why drugs are illegal in the first place, and it's not the reasons you think, reader.
State of the Nation, It's Bananas, Get in the Sea and Una's Book of the Week also included.
32 Questions: Holly Cairns
We ask one politician 32 questions. This ep, we're talking to Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns.
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