Inequality and the English riots
The rioting in Britain was hardly unexpected, given the vast inequalities in British society. Ireland is no less unequal, meaning such social unrest is quite possible here, too. By Vincent Browne.
In itself, the scale of moral hypocrisy that the recent riots in Britain has prompted explains a lot about why the riots happened in the first place - and why similar social conflict may well happen here, again inflamed by our own propensity for moral hypocrisy.