Niamh Sheerin

Entries by Niamh Sheerin

Kony 2012: The Latest Viral Social Media Craze or Something More Profound?

(10) Comments | Posted 8 March 2012 | (23:00)

If you are not aware of the recent online Kony 2012 campaign started by the non-profit Invisible Children by now, it is likely that you have been living on the moon for the past week; that or your internet connection has been acting up.

The phenomenon of the online...

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JobBridge: Ireland's National Internship Scheme or Scam?

(2) Comments | Posted 5 March 2012 | (23:03)

The national internship scheme in Ireland, established in July 2011 and named JobBridge, which quickly gave rise to numerous digs such as JobBridge to Nowhere, is a scheme which has received much wide-spread criticism and personally, my opinion would probably allay with the critics. Recently it was announced that the...

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Influencing Factors for Foreign Direct Investment: Ireland's low corporate tax rate

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2011 | (21:41)

My recent blog on the indifference of the electorate to the Irish elections attracted a comment which I felt deserved attention.

A reader stated that politicians are accustomed to rewarding the large corporations and imposing more taxation on ordinary people, leading to a lack of trust in the political...

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Living in a State of Blissful Ignorance?

(4) Comments | Posted 30 October 2011 | (23:00)

Perhaps it's a dated debate, but the recent election and referenda here in Ireland have invoked a sense of dismay and embarrassment in me on why Irish people are not voting. An appalling turnout of voters has been recorded, in the region of 50%.

Is it really a democracy...

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