Category: Economics


Ride-sharing services are not the answer to Dublin’s taxi problem

Michelle O'Sullivan 12/07/2022

This article originally appeared in The Irish Times, 8th July 2022.   In response to concerns around the availability of taxis in Dublin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government might consider introducing transport-sharing services. He specifically noted the presence of Uber and Lyft in other countries. Uber and Lyft are online …



Why is Ireland such a high-cost country?

Rory O'Farrell 30/06/2022

In Ireland, the price level of consumer goods and services are 40% above the EU average. Why is this the case? Our high prices are almost entirely …

Is there a progressive approach to construction viability?

Robert Sweeney 03/05/2022

Global inflation has been hitting most of us hard. It has the potential to derail, or at least wobble, Ireland's recovering housing market. The claim …

Wage Theft in Ireland

Michelle O'Sullivan 11/04/2022

When the issue of hospitality workers not receiving tips gained prominence nationally in recent years, unions called the action of employers …

Essential workers: visible and invisible, organised and unorganised

James Wickham 03/02/2022

What about the workers? The pandemic led to a continual discussion of working from home and its consequences for everything from domestic life to …

Global inflation masks home-grown problems

Rory O'Farrell 24/01/2022

Last week, a friend felt somewhat flushed and wondered if it was a fever due to COVID-19 or simply the unusually warm weather outside. Fortunately, a …

Post-pandemic Recovery and the Green Transition

09/08/2021

First published  in Social Europe by László Andor, Secretary General of The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)  The …

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