Updates Archive for 2015

  1. tALT Ireland is at a critical juncture and needs a more sustainable economic model Issued 17 December 2015 Ireland’s long-term sustainability lies in a move away from the current liberal market model towards the social market …
  2. tALT TASC welcomes report on low pay, decent work and the living wage Issued 10 December 2015 Press Release 10 December 2015: TASC welcomes the report by Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation which …
  3. tALT Analysis shows highly concentrated nature of wealth in Ireland Issued 9 December 2015 A new TASC study shows that more than half of all wealth in Ireland is held by the top 10% of households, with the bottom …
  4. tALT Low pay, hard work - Ireland's inhospitable hospitality sector Issued 19 November 2015 TASC is examining what is happening to job quality in Ireland today. The current research is part of the ‘Working …
  5. tALT Budget 2016 won't tackle rising inequalities Issued 9 November 2015 TASC today released an equality analysis of Budget 2016, which analysed both the tax and spending changes. It shows that the …
  6. tALT TASC director David Begg says Ireland has to retain level of welfare expenditure while increasing wages if economic inequality is to be tackled Issued 23 July 2015 Government’s work in establishing Low Pay Commission and legislating for collective bargaining to be commended European …
  7. tALT Almost 70% of Irish public agrees government should prioritise investing in public services over income tax cuts Issued 14 July 2015 Poll shows overwhelming support for increasing the Minimum Wage and for more Government action to reduce economic inequality …
  8. tALT More than three quarters of public support setting living wage as the country's minimum wage level, poll shows Issued 7 July 2015 An opinion poll shows that over three-quarters of the Irish public support setting the Living Wage as the country’s …
  9. tALT Video of Professor Sir Anthony Atkinson addressing the TASC-FEPS annual conference on the subject of Inequality - What Can Be Done? Issued 22 June 2015 Professor Sir Anthony Atkinson, delivered a keynote address at the 6th annual TASC-FEPS conference on 19th June 2015. Prof …
  10. tALT International economist tells TASC-FEPS conference that Ireland and Europe need a pay rise to stimulate growth and avoid deflation Issued 19 June 2015 An international economist has today said that Ireland and Europe both need a pay rise to stimulate growth and avoid …
  11. tALT Leading economist tells TASC/FEPS conference of threats to economic stability posed by inequality Issued 19 June 2015 A leading international economist will today propose a range of measures to tackle economic inequality. They will include …
  12. tALT New ‘Toolkit to Open Government’ encourages people to play an active role in democracy Issued 10 June 2015 Press Release 10 June 2015 The independent think tank TASC has today released a new series of online guides that shine a …
  13. tALT TASC warns that tax cuts plan will take €2 billion from public services Issued 28 April 2015 TASC, Ireland’s independent, progressive think-tank has warned that tax cuts proposed in the Government’s Spring …
  14. tALT TASC Opinion Piece in The Irish Times Issued 23 April 2015 TASC's Policy Analyst, Cormac Staunton, wrote this piece for The Irish Times on how investing in public services, rather …
  15. tALT TASC Submission to Commission on Low Pay Issued 14 April 2015 The Goverment has set up a Low Pay Commission to look at the National Minimum Wage and other issue relating to low pay.  …
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