Category: Democratic accountability


Teething pains of lobbying transparency register

Nuala Haughey 29/06/2016

Nuala Haughey: The first official report on the workings of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 offers important insights into how the new …

The Benefits of the Benefacts database

Nuala Haughey 18/05/2016

Nuala Haughey: A new database of information about some 18,000 non-profit organisations in Ireland will no doubt contribute to the drive for more …

Thomas Piketty in The Financial Times and Tax Transparency

Nat O'Connor 26/05/2014

Nat O'Connor: It's an old stereotype that you can tell who are the serious left-wing economists by whether or not they read The Financial Times. The …

Tax transparency: a step change or climate change?

18/06/2013

The OECD has another new report out today on tax transparency, this time to tie in to the G8 meeting in Enniskillen. Formally, this report was …

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 …

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 …

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