Kickstarting the Economy

Robert Sweeney 01/07/2020

It is no exaggeration to say that the challenges facing the new government are both unprecedented and among the largest in the history of state. As the economy has now more or less re-opened, the immediate challenge is to get businesses back up and running and, in so doing, get people back to work. As a recent TASC brief lays out, there are …



Build Back Better or Back to Business as usual?

Gerry Mitchell 30/06/2020

Build Back Better Guiding Principles Originating in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami, ‘Build Back Better’ has been a United Nations …

The German Constitutional Court Decision and the ECB

Jim Stewart 25/06/2020

Ireland and other EU countries face many uncertainties relating to outcomes from Covid  19  and  Brexit.  To these must be added …

Let's Talk About Pensions

Rosheen Callender 15/06/2020

The Current Pensions Outlook: At a time when so many of us have been hoping to see some new thinking and new directions – on sustainable …

Anti-racism is not a pick ‘n’ choose

Nick O'Neill 12/06/2020

The suicide rate among Traveller men is 7 times higher than the general population. Infant mortality rates are almost 4 times higher. Life expectancy …

Covid-19, Millennials, and Generation Y'rs

Amie Lajoie 11/06/2020

This post is taken from the introduction of our latest social listening project "Stories of the Pandemic: The Experiences of Millenials and …

Commission proposes European Recovery Fund as part of revised 2021-2017 MFF

Alan Matthews 05/06/2020

-This blog first appeared on on Capreform.eu on 2 June, 2020.   The stakes for the European Union have never been higher. In a year when the …

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Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is …

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