Category: Banking and finance


The “Sharing” Economy is based on a Fissured Workplace

Paul Sweeney 10/08/2016

Paul Sweeney: Uber and Airbnb are not the Sharing Economy. Instead, they represent a rapid increase in the “Fissured Workplace”. This …

Ethics and regulation: complements, not alternatives

15/05/2013

Last week former Taoiseach and President of IFSC Ireland, John Bruton, said that the banking industry needed "to focus on ethics rather than …

What's a Euro anyway?

26/03/2013

Is a euro in a Cypriot bank, locked down by withdrawal limits and capital controls, the same as a euro in an Irish or French bank? Is a euro sitting …

Comparison of EU Bank Bailouts

16/01/2013

Michael Taft uses Eurostat data here to compare the 'direct' impacts on General Government Deficits caused by the EU's numerous bank bailouts. In …

Promissory Notes: Any old deal won't do

Tom McDonnell 14/01/2013

Tom McDonnell: There is a real risk that any old deal in advance of the 31 March payment will be hailed as a victory after the failure to get a deal …

Open debate on paying the promissory notes - the long countdown

Tom McDonnell 13/12/2012

Tom McDonnell: Various official sources (including Ministers) have been making the claim in recent days that the 2012 promissory note to the IBRC …

The Default Option - Cancelling the Odious Debt

Tom McDonnell 14/11/2012

Tom McDonnell: We have seen again in the last few days that the troika are a not a monolith. They disagree quite fundamentally on many issues. It is …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: A perp walk for banks

Arthur Doohan 07/08/2012

Arthur Doohan: We all had a pleasantly salacious time some days ago watching various white-collar villains being hauled before the courts and given …

A long ways to go

Michael Taft 30/07/2012

Michael Taft: It is difficult to come to a judgement on the NTMA bond sale. That we entered the bond market accessing new money is a plus, especially …

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Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …

Paul Sweeney

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

Nat O'Connor

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