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What was Driving Minister Donohoe's strange behaviour against Tax Reform and Multilateralism?

Paul Sweeney 15/07/2021

Paschal Donohoe is known as a serious, intellectual and committed centre-right politician who has supported international trade, globalisation and …

The creeping marketisation of welfare and employment services

Michael McGann 12/07/2021

The issue of unemployment, and the hundreds of thousands of people who are out of work, has rightly been a focus of much media and policy attention …

If Ireland raised its Corporation Tax Rate to 15%, would the economy collapse?

Paul Sweeney 08/07/2021

Ireland has had a low rate of corporation tax of 12.5% since 2003. If two decades later, the rate was raised by 2.5% to a minimum rate of 15%, as …

A Tale of Two Irelands

Amie Lajoie 29/06/2021

A year into the pandemic, it has become clear that Ireland has a severely divided society in terms of household debt and financial wellbeing. Dr Amie …

Irish version Inflation and the Strongest Recovery since WW2

Paul Sweeney 24/06/2021

Inflation is rearing its ugly head again, especially with soaring commodity prices. Inflation was very high in the 1970s and 1980s but it was both …

Part 2: The European Super League: It's origins and how democracy can save football

Louis Brennan 14/06/2021

The European Super League was not a sudden phenomenon and did not happen overnight, rather it was a culmination of the financialisation and …

Part 1: The European Super League: It's origins and how democracy can save football

Louis Brennan 01/06/2021

On Sunday the 18th of April, a bombshell was dropped which was set to irreparably change the fabric and structure of football leagues around Europe. …

Listening to and Learning from Young Voices

Ciara McFadden 18/05/2021

“What better way to begin to listen to needs and ideas than to start with the children...we wanted to think about the people living in Ardara, all …

Building a fast and fair climate transition from the bottom up

Suzie Cahn 04/05/2021

The pandemic highlights the need for climate justiceCommunities across Ireland have been adapting to the rapid changes brought about by the pandemic. …

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

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