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It's High Time to Examine the Night Time Economy

Kirsty Doyle 19/05/2018

Many of us have found ourselves in the centre of nightlife areas as pubs and nightclubs are closing, and contest to the disorder that often arises in …

Ireland and EU Corporate Tax Reform: Part II

James Stewart 13/05/2018

 Ireland and EU Corporate Tax Reform: The Sovereignty Argument.   As noted in a previous blog, the Irish Governments maintains that tax reform …

Statistics don’t always tell the truth

Sinead Pembroke 08/05/2018

Today, statistics are major currencies in policy discussions and debates. They are used as weapons by government ministers, politicians and political …

Ireland and EU Corporate Tax Reform

James Stewart 03/05/2018

Corporate tax reform is a key objective of EU policy. Examples include proposals for a harmonized corporate tax system (Common Corporate Tax Base …

An Irish Entrepreneurial State’s Success

Paul Sweeney 25/04/2018

In a recent blog, we saw how economist Mariana Mazzucato demonstrated that it was not the hugely profitable and tax-avoiding tech firms which were …

Towards a fair and efficient tax regime

Robert Sweeney 20/04/2018

  Successive EU treaties on the one hand, and the ability of the ECB to pull the rug from under naughty nations on the other, implies that the level …

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 …

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 …

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Nat O'Connor

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

Rory Hearne

Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences …

Sinead Pembroke

Dr Sinéad Pembroke is a researcher at TASC on the Social Implications of Precarious …