Ireland’s Tech Boom

Rory O'Farrell 18/11/2022

Over the past decade, Ireland’s tech sector boomed. From 2012 to 2022, employment almost doubled, while wages for such workers rose 47 percent compared to an average increase of 26 percent. However, contractors at Facebook were already being let go in September, and profits at the tech giants had been declining since early 2022. Unfortunately, …



Fiscal Rules Reform

Robert Sweeney 17/11/2022

On Wednesday last week, the European Commission published a communication on the future trajectory of the Fiscal Rules, which have been suspended …

Wage Theft in Ireland (Part 2)

Michelle O'Sullivan 04/11/2022

A Progressive Economy blog earlier this year (14th April) highlighted the growing concern internationally with the phenomenon of wage theft, …

Make Agriculture Exciting Again

Kieran Harrahill 18/10/2022

The question of how agriculture in Ireland can adapt to the need to reduce emissions has become a contentious issue recently. Agriculture has a large …

From Free Market to Subsidised Capitalism

Paul Sweeney 13/10/2022

There has been a revolutionary transformation of Capitalism, the western economic system, in just over a decade. Four extraordinary events have …

Budget 2023

Rosheen Callender 04/10/2022

Budget 2023 was wide-ranging and seemed to be very well-thought-out. It gave almost-immediate help, in the form of lump sums, to those who’ll be …

Ireland’s corporation tax revenue is set for a large fall

Rory O'Farrell 28/09/2022

Ireland has received bumper corporation tax revenue over the past decade, something which has puzzled many economists. The Irish Fiscal Advisory …

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