Ireland has endured austerity for four years – and we're worse off than when we started. The Austerity Treaty will drive this to another level.
There is a need for a strong and coordinated European effort to decisively end the attack on welfare and democracy and to make alternatives a reality.
A new Pan-European network to fight against the EU's austerity policies and support a fairer, greener, more democratic Europe has been launched in Brussels, following two days of discussion and debate at CEO's conference on the EU in Crisis.
To create real political change, the new Labour leader must look beyond his party to the unions that helped him win power.