Nicky Dromey

I'm Nicky, and I'm a Third Year Financial Maths student in University College Cork. I am passionate about political economy and contemporary issues.

Cork, Ireland

6 posts

Why Homelessness Exists in Ireland and How We Can Eradicate It

Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash. It was September 1972, and Steve, a wide eyed 17-year old with aspirations to change the world, was a…

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It's Time for Land Taxes In Ireland

In John B. Keane’s play, The Field, set in a small, rural Irish village in the 1960s, “Bull” McCabe spends years labouring and toiling on his small plot of rented land, nurturing it and tendering it as though it were a doting child…

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In Chile, the Left Rises; Here's Why It Matters

“A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of communism,” is the rousing way Marx and Engels begin their 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto. They spoke of the dissatisfaction of the working classes across Europe and the need for substantial political change.…

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The Cult of Cryptocurrency

In a 2020 InfoWars interview with Bitcoin evangelist Max Keiser, the gravelly-voiced conspiracist, Alex Jones, waxed lyrical about cryptocurrencies. He compared the technology to Prometheus, a…

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The 15 Minute City: Why Cork needs it and why you should care

I’m going to admit something here, I don’t enjoy walking around Cork City. Each morning, as I make my morning walk from the CUH to the Western Gateway Building, I hate looking at the dilapidated buildings and the vast cloak of junk that covers our streets and our pathways.…

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Direct Provision: Why it exists, why it’s wrong, and why it must end

In the late 18th century, English philosopher and social reformer, Jeremy Bentham, was troubled by something. He was working on his concept of utilitarianism...…

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