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How Businesses Can Survive the Lockdown

Paul Sweeney 01/05/2020

  Many argue that bad businesses should not be supported by the state. However, if this pandemic’s lockdown lasts a long time, it is going to …

Privatisation, Precarity and Pandemic

Nick O'Neill 28/04/2020

“Minister ‘ashamed’ at waiting list for home help hours”“Body of pensioner lay undiscovered in house”“Home helps to ballot for strike …

Covid19 & the Developing World

Mary Van Lieshout 21/04/2020

The haunting coronavirus pandemic which has had such a devastating impact on all our lives has put the spotlight on the massive inequalities that …

Food For Thought As We Ponder Our Return to Normal

Sean McCabe 20/04/2020

Around the world, all but those workers essential to the functioning of critical services are sitting at home waiting for a return to …

Ireland after the virus

Derek Reed 17/04/2020

What are the options when the needs of the economy are great, and urgent, and the Government’s coffers are empty? The Central Bank forecasts that …

Plan now for the biggest socialisation ever

Paul Sweeney 15/04/2020

The greatest socialisation ever of the world’s private sector is taking place hourly. It will continue until the end of 2020 and beyond. It is a …

Non-mortgage debt and financial wellbeing of Irish households

Amie Lajoie 13/04/2020

  Ireland has the fifth highest rate of personal indebtedness in Europe, and living with debt is a daily reality for over half of all Irish …

Coronavirus, Solidarity and an Emerging Eurozone Crisis

James Stewart 10/04/2020

The Coronavirus crisis has become the news.    Like the virus, it is spreading from detailed public health analysis and discussion to …

Low Pay in the Time of Covid-19

Robert Sweeney 06/04/2020

If there are any silver linings to the Corona Virus, one of them is that it has brought into focus how reliant we are on low-paid workers. As 23% of …

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Paul Sweeney

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

Kirsty Doyle

Kirsty Doyle is a Researcher at TASC, working in the area of health inequalities. She is …

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Vic Duggan is an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering …



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