Corporates out of control

Paul Sweeney 18/04/2018

The revelation that the chairman of the Independent News Group suggested in 2016 that Ireland’s largest media group should be run in the interests of its two largest shareholders Denis O’Brien (29.9%) and Dermot Desmond (15%), is a manifestation of what is wrong with company law and the relationship between big business and society.   Another …



Can we learn from the US? DARPA - Public Entrepreneurship in practice?

Paul Sweeney 10/04/2018

We Europeans generally feel superior to Americans, particularly on policies in healthcare, welfare, and the organisation of society. But perhaps …

GDP and its alternatives

Robert Sweeney 04/04/2018

Perhaps no other single number or indicator receives as much attention as the total output of an economy. The standard measure for this is gross …

Facing difficult choices: precarious workers' access to healthcare in Ireland

Sinead Pembroke 21/03/2018

Imagine you have an excruciating backache that won’t go away. What if you have a virus that you need a prescription of anti-biotics to cure? Or …

Can anyone give me another word for precarious?

Keith Murdiff 20/03/2018

The history of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Ireland can be traced back to one of its most famous teachers- James Joyce. Despite the fact that …

Raising employment

Robert Sweeney 16/03/2018

The issue of pay and employment props up occasionally in public discourse but rarely receives the attention it merits. With international women’s …

Housing precarity and the private rental sector

Michael Byrne 06/03/2018

Much of the response to rapid growth of the private rental sector has focused on the issue of high rent levels. This is hardly surprising given that …

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James Stewart

Dr James Stewart is Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. His research …

Paul Sweeney

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

Nat O'Connor

Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a …