A selection of recordings from Kilkenomics 2010 streamed directly to your desktop or MP3 download. You can also visit our Soundcloud channel on www.soundcloud.com/kilkenomics
Enough is Enough (2010)
The Republic of Ireland, which declared itself in 1949, allowed the Catholic Church to dominate its civil society and education system. Investment by American and European companies and a welcoming tax regime created the ‘Celtic Tiger’ of the 1990s. That brief burst of good fortune was destroyed by a corrupt political class which encouraged a wild property boom, leaving the country almost bankrupt. Fintan O’Toole argues that political and constitutional reform are essential to enable Ireland to move forward as a better-functioning society. Fintan O’Toole in conversation with Olivia O’Leary.