Two Government Plans

Paul Sweeney 16/02/2018

The publication of two major government plans, on investment, the NDP and the National Planning Framework is very welcome. It is commendable that both are integral to each other. This is a first here and indeed internationally. The only worry is that both plans could be undone. Charlie McCreevy destroyed the last National Spatial Strategy 2002 …



Reform Targets for Higher Education in an Education System in Meltdown

Colm O'Doherty 13/02/2018

 Minister Bruton’s proposed reform of higher education must be set against the context of an education system which is in meltdown.  It should …

Many Lessons from the Carrillion Collapse

Paul Sweeney 23/01/2018

Many Lessons from the Carrillion Collapse.  The collapse of the huge construction and outsourcing company, Carrillion, in Britain, has many lessons …

Technology: friend or foe to working people?

Vic Duggan 16/01/2018

First, they came for the factory workers, but I did not speak out – Because I was not a factory worker. Later, they came for the bank tellers, but …

Fat Cat Wednesday

Michael Taft 10/01/2018

Today, just seven working days into the New Year, the average remuneration for CEO’s in the top 21 Irish companies (which represent 95 percent of …

Varadkar turns out to be a surprising believer in State enterprise

Paul Sweeney 01/01/2018

Looking back over the year, an interesting speech by the Taoiseach, which got lost in the confusion around Brexit, deserves attention for three …

Eurofound

Paul Sweeney 19/12/2017

Eurofound My last blog focused on growing inequalities in Europe, which it was argued, is due to the breakdown in the Post War Social Compact (PWSC). …

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Paul Sweeney

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

James Stewart

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

Nat O'Connor

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