And on a slightly different tack, but still speaking of asset transfers… the Republic’s government is under fire over its plan to dispose of state assets (Aer Lingus may be one of them). Socialist TD Clare Daly makes a point work reiterating:
A key feature of the crash in Ireland has been a catastrophic collapse in private sector investment. Rather than trying to sell off valuable state assets to this same private sector we need instead to be enhancing the role of the state in job creation through both emergency necessary public works and an expansion of state enterprises.
As a class working people should have democratic control over key aspects of economic life in this country.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty