Author: Cathyby

Cathy has worked in the ICT sector, is currently studying philosophy, and will probably be pedantic for ever.

Women in the Irish Workforce

In What Being Irish Really Means, the following entry appeared: 68.4% of men and 53.3% of women are in the labour force. In the 20-24 age group, the labour force is split almost 50/50. By 35 and 44, female participation…

Inequality in Ireland

Both Carol Hunt (Sunday Independent, 1st April 2012) and Fergus Finlay (Irish Examiner, 3rd April 2012) have writen about the new SILC report for 2010. Carol Hunt writes: Disposable income — these statistics refer to 2010, and we know that…

What Being Irish really means

The Irish Times is running a Twitter competition looking for the best definition of being Irish, under the tag #BeingIrishMeans. This will garner a lot of opinions, but what about some facts about being Irish? There are nearly four and…

Is red meat deadly?

A paper from the US on the health effects of eating red and processed meat has been widely reported (Irish Times, 14th March; Irish Examiner 13th March; and Irish Independent 12th and 13th March). The Irish Times quoted Dr Mary…