Category: Democratic accountability


Ireland – caught in the low corporate tax trap?

Aoife Ní Lochlainn, Daragh McCarthy 20/11/2012

Daragh McCarthy and Aoife Ní Lochlainn: In the wake of the Public Accounts Committee in the UK interrogating a trio of multinational executives on …

The data being sent to IMF and EU bodies should be public

Nat O'Connor 10/01/2012

Nat O'Connor: The latest IMF report on Ireland has an important annex: Annex 1. Provision of data (pages 81-82), which gives a list of "indicators …

Budget 2012: Where's the substance?

Peadar Kirby 02/12/2011

Peadar Kirby: Amid all the kite flying, the scaremongering and the testing of the electorate’s pain threshold, the central lesson of the …

Let's Have More Budget Transparency

Nat O'Connor 21/11/2011

Nat O'Connor: Seán Whelan on RTÉ Six One News last Friday quipped that democratically elected representatives were the first to see Michael …

Political Reform Starts with Disclosure about Our Economy

Nat O'Connor 03/03/2011

Nat O'Connor: The Irish Examiner reports the not unexpected news that "Negotiators trying to hammer out a Fine Gael/Labour programme for government …

The IMF: Bringing in more transparency?

Nat O'Connor 19/11/2010

Nat O'Connor: One of the clear risks to Ireland's economy and society is that we can go back to business as usual. In fact, if we don't make any …

Crisis shedding light on the Irish state

Peadar Kirby 17/11/2010

Peadar Kirby: We may live in very exceptional times, in which the speed of how the Irish crisis is developing is literally breathtaking. Yet, for all …

Realistic Fiscal Planning Requires Much More Budget Transparency

Nat O'Connor 14/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: The BBC reports (here) that in a rare public act, Communist Party elders in China has issued a call for increased free speech, which is …

Local Government Reform

Nat O'Connor 17/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: A lot of people have heard of 'bord snip nua' and the various recommendations it made for cutting or changing public services. However, …

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