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.
2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.
The Great Recession shows no clear signs of ending, but conservative solutions to it have already wrought great long-term social damage.